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Jul 9, 2011 3:48 PM by Matt Stafford

Steelers' Hines Ward arrested on DUI charge in Ga.

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Hines Ward has been arrested in Georgia on a drunk driving charge.

The DeKalb County sheriff's office says the former Super Bowl MVP and "Dancing With the Stars" champ was arrested early Saturday. He was booked into the DeKalb County jail in suburban Atlanta at 3:41 a.m. 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.

A Steelers spokesman did not immediately respond to a message, and it was not immediately clear if Ward had an attorney.

The 35-year-old Ward played football at the University of Georgia.

 

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