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Hines Ward Pretty Clearly Drunk During DUI Arrest, Police Records Suggest

The Post-Gazette has more details on Hines Ward's DUI arrest. At the time, Ward apparently reeked of alcohol, has trouble reciting a portion of the alphabet, struggled to keep his balance during field sobriety tests, badly failed a breath test, and had "glassy" eyes. Before being pulled over, he also hit a curb and several times switched lanes without signaling.

In other words, either he was drunk, or he's the victim of a massive frame job. It looks like time for Ward to explain what happened here, and that explanation should probably begin and end with "I'm sorry" or "I messed up."

Ward's reputation was in great shape earlier this offseason as he won Dancing With The Stars, but he's squandered the positive feelings he generated, and the more details about this incident come to light, the tougher it will be, particularly when those details contradict Ward's agent's stance, which was that Ward was not driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.