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Hines Ward’s First Public Comments Regarding DUI Arrest Come On Facebook Account

It has taken a few days, but Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has finally addressed his DUI arrest last weekend via his Facebook account. Let me rephrase that: It has taken a few days, but Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has finally kind of sort of not really but yeah addressed his DUI arrest last weekend via his Facebook account. To wit (via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review):

Fans – I appreciate all the love and support. Thank you! It means a lot to me. I have a great respect for the legal system and am leaving things in the hands of my attorney. I can’t wait for football. I’ve been working out hard. I want to get back to the big show again this year. We have some unfinished business to take care of. So we will be ready to go when we are given the Green light. Here we go! Hines

Fair enough. Of course, it should come as no surprise nor should anyone have expected Ward to go into great detail regarding his arrest, but what I found much more interesting is a post Ward made on July 8th, one day prior to his arrest:

How many of you guys and gals text while driving? I am bad at doing that. It’s very unsafe. Help remind me from time to time to stop texting, tweeting, or facebook while driving. Let’s help each other!

I have to agree. Texting while driving is very unsafe indeed. Very interesting. While Ward is in fact innocent until proven guilty, I find the juxtaposition between the post and the stance he took therein and his arrest one day later quite interesting. Maybe his attorney will utilize the texting angle in Ward’s defense, although I don’t see how his lawyer can argue that texting could cause Ward to reportedly have a BAC of 0.128, according to the police report.

Steelers’ Ward uses Facebook to comment on DUI [Pittsburgh Tribune Review]