It's been an exciting offseason for Steelers receiver Hines Ward, who won season 12 of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" back in May. Things allegedly took a bad turn early Saturday morning, however, as, according to the Associated Press the four-time Pro Bowler was stopped by police in Georgia.
The former Super Bowl MVP and reigning "Dancing With the Stars" winner was booked into the DeKalb County jail just outside Atlanta at 3:41 a.m. ET and charged with driving under the influence. He was released on $1,300 bond.
The sheriff's office said it had turned over paperwork to the courts and couldn't release any further information about the player's arrest.
It'll be interesting to see how the team, and especially the NFL league office decide to handle this once the lockout ends. On one hand, Ward has a pretty pristine image and would be a first-time offender under the League's personal conduct policy. On the other, DUI is a serious enough crime that the NFL might be able to pursue a short suspension if it wanted to in the event Ward pleads or is found guilty.
Statements are expected later today. Stay tuned for SB Nation Pittsburgh for all the latest.