Hines Ward Handcuffed In Los Angeles, Released

Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, who is in Los Angeles to tape Dancing With The Stars, was handcuffed Thursday morning after a misunderstanding involving the report of a stolen car.

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His companion, who was not identified, had reported the car missing earlier in the night but had since recovered it and forgotten to alert police, Los Angeles Police public information officer Norma Eisenman said.

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Police cuffed Mr. Ward -- which is standard procedure in stolen car stops, Officer Eisenman said -- but he and his companion were allowed to go on their way once the mixup was clarified.

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On his Facebook page Thursday, Ward explained that the police "were just doing their job." It sounds like that's the end of this story.

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In the meantime, Ward is blogging about his experience on Dancing With The Stars for the Los Angeles Times. His latest entry contains notes on the Steelers' performance in the NFL Draft:

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We drafted to fill our needs and I am looking forward to welcoming the rookies to the team. I actually called our first-round pick [Ohio State defensive tackle Cam Heyward] and congratulated him and welcomed him to the team. Can't wait to see all the guys again.

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