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Ward Apologizes, Denies Being Intoxicated


In a statement released to the media, Andrew Ree, an attorney and marketing agent for Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, said that his client apologizes for being arrested in Dekalb County, Georgia last night, but denies being under the influence of alcohol.

“On July 9th Hines Ward was stopped by Dekalb Co. [Georgia] police for suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence. He cooperated fully with the police and truthfully answered all of their questions. We are currently in the process of ascertaining all the facts.

“From our preliminary investigation we can tell you that we are confident that the facts will show that Hines was NOT impaired by alcohol while driving. However, Hines is deeply saddened by this incident and apologizes to his fans and the Steelers organization for this distraction.”

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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