July 9, 2011 |
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was arrested early Saturday outside Atlanta on a drunk driving charge, sheriff's officials said. The Super Bowl most valuable player and reigning "Dancing With the Stars" champion was booked into the DeKalb County jail in Decatur at 3:41 a.m. and charged with driving under the influence. A jail official said Ward was released on $1,300 bond, though the sheriff's office website said his bond was set at $1,000. The discrepancy couldn't be immediately resolved Saturday.
May 25, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday: Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward is the new "Dancing With the Stars" champion. ( Los Angeles Times ) Scott McCreery or Lauren Alaina will be crowned the next "American Idol" on Wednesday night. ( Los Angeles Times ) Chris Meloni is off "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Big "Biggest Loser" news: A new winner was crowned. Anna Kournikova will join the show next season as trainer.
May 25, 2011 |
"Dancing With the Stars" champ Hines Ward plans to put his mirror ball trophy right in between his two Super Bowl trophies. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and first-time dancer beat out funny lady Kirstie Alley and Disney darling Chelsea Kane when he won the ballroom dancing competition with partner Kym Johnson on Tuesday, despite her earlier neck injury. "I have a place in my trophy case with my Super Bowl MVP trophy, right between my two Lombardis. It's gonna look nice," said Ward, a guest blogger on The Times' Fabulous Forum.
May 22, 2011 |
Emmitt Smith was the first athlete to win "Dancing With the Stars. " That was in Season 3, after Jerry Rice finished second in Season 2 to Drew Lachey, the less famous but maybe more talented younger brother of singer Nick Lachey (who used to hang out with USC quarterback Matt Leinart, but that's a whole other reality show). Since then, four other athletes have won the mirror-ball trophy given to the winning couple and, counting Pittsburgh Steelers great Hines Ward on Monday night, 12 have made it to the final three.
December 1, 2010 |
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward lashed out Wednesday at the NFL for what he calls its hypocritical stance on player safety, arguing the league recently toughened its stance only because it wants to expand to an 18-game season. Ward said there is considerable confusion among players about which hits are legal and which aren't since the league stepped up its policing of dangerous hits. Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been fined $125,000 for four hits since mid-October, two of which weren't penalized.
December 3, 2009
NFL teams now have new, stricter instructions for when players should be allowed to return to games or practices after head injuries, guidelines that go into effect this week. In the latest step by the league to address a hot-button issue, Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the 32 clubs Wednesday saying a player who gets a concussion should not return to action on the same day if he shows certain signs or symptoms. Those include an inability to remember assignments or plays, a gap in memory, persistent dizziness, and persistent headaches.
November 23, 2009
Key: A few minutes after the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger wobbled off the field because of a possible concussion, Ryan Succop kicked a 22-yard field goal with 8:28 left in overtime. Chiefs said: "It's nice to get a little reward against a team like that. I thought the guys really showed heart and guts." -- Todd Haley, coach Steelers said: "When you let a team hang around like that, you give them a chance." -- Hines Ward, wide receiver
November 10, 2009 |
Rarely has playing it safe paid off so well for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tyrone Carter started in place of safety Ryan Clark as a precaution Monday night and made the big play that sparked the Steelers, taking the first of his two interceptions 48 yards for a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 28-10 win against the Denver Broncos. Clark nearly died following a game in Denver two years ago because of a rare blood disorder that is aggravated by playing in high altitude, so Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin held him out of this game.
October 5, 2009 |
Ben Roethlisberger's throwing got fast-starting Pittsburgh going on its first two drives, Rashard Mendenhall surpassed his previous career total with 165 yards rushing and two scores and the Steelers opened a 28-point lead, then held on to beat the San Diego Chargers, 38-28, on Sunday night. The Chargers (2-2), outgained nearly four to one until late in the third quarter, made an apparent blowout close as Philip Rivers threw touchdown passes of 30 yards to Antonio Gates and 13 yards to Chris Chambers and Jacob Hester scored on a 41-yard fumble return, all in the fourth quarter.