Dancing With the Stars Champ Arrested

07/11/2011
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(TMZ) Hines Ward -- star wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers and reigning "Dancing With the Stars" champion -- was arrested Saturday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol ... TMZ has learned.

According to DeKalb police, Ward was stopped about 2:30 AM on Buford Highway after an officer spotted his Aston Martin failing to maintain lane and hitting a curb.

Ward reportedly failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breathalyzer test. He posted $1,000 bond and was released. more

In a later story TMZ reported that Ward says when all the facts come out, they'll show he didn't drive while drunk.

Ward's manager, Andrew Ree, tells TMZ, "He cooperated fully with the police and truthfully answered all of their questions. We are currently in the process of ascertaining all the facts. From our preliminary investigation we can tell you that we are confident that the facts will show that Hines was NOT impaired by alcohol while driving.

He went on to say, "However, Hines is deeply saddened by this incident and apologizes to his fans and the Steelers organization for this distraction." more on this story

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