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BlitzburghRockCity
05-05-2011, 11:29 AM
Ed: LAPD Handcuffs Innocent Hines Ward (http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers/109743-ed-lapd-handcuffs-innocent-hines-ward)


Thursday, 05 May 2011 09:44
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Good morning again,
An innocent Hines Ward was handcuffed at gunpoint by LAPD this morning over a misunderstanding that the car in which he was a passenger was stolen, according to TMZ. Click here: NFL Star Hines Ward -- Handcuffed at GUNPOINT | TMZ.com (http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/05/hines-ward-arrested-handcuffed-gunpoint-cops-honda-civic-pittsburgh-steelers-dancing-with-the-stars-los-angeles-police-department-lapd/)

All turned out well. It reminded me of a story years ago in which two Pittsburgh writers on a Steelers trip to Houston were pulled over by several police cars while the writers were driving in their rental car. They were ordered out and guns were drawn and aimed at their heads. The car was reported stolen by the rental company. After a long time in which the writers had to take the cops to their hotel room to prove the car was duly rented, they apologized and let them go.

The writers sued the rental car company and received a cash settlement.

SteelDad
05-05-2011, 11:53 AM
This was all done in an effort to keep Hines from winning DWTS!:stirpot:

Phenomenal TJ
05-05-2011, 01:25 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Police said Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and "Dancing With the Stars" contestant Hines Ward was briefly detained at gunpoint in a mix-up over a reported stolen car early Thursday morning.

Sgt. Maria Morrison said Ward and a woman friend were stopped in her Honda Civic just before 2 a.m. in North Hollywood because the woman had reported it stolen.

Morrison said Hines was taken from the car at gunpoint and handcuffed until the woman proved the car was hers.

Ward and the woman were both released.

The sergeant said the driver reported the vehicle stolen on April 19 after forgetting where she had parked it. She later found the car but never canceled the report.

Police said Ward was cooperative and understanding. The woman's name wasn't released, but she isn't Ward's partner on "Dancing With the Stars."

Ward's rep., Andrew Ree, told "People" magazine, "It was an obvious mistake. The police were doing their job."Read the rest here. (http://www.wpxi.com/sports/27785807/detail.html)

connecticutsteel
05-05-2011, 02:08 PM
typical la cops i was arrested for dui and i was sober it was dismissed in court but they jammed me up for a day it sucked

Dee Mca
05-05-2011, 02:09 PM
Should really have titled post different, or even put in how it was a misunderstanding.

JensK
05-05-2011, 02:44 PM
http://www.steeleraddicts.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30829

PsychoWard
05-05-2011, 03:14 PM
Merged the threads!!

steelersbabex25
05-05-2011, 03:25 PM
I bet he was smiling the entire time.

BlitzburghRockCity
05-05-2011, 05:22 PM
Hines tweeted earlier today and posted on his Facebook that it was all a misunderstanding, apologies were made and it's in the past. I'm willing to bet he probably allowed the officers to get pictures with him and sign some autographs afterwards.

LarryNJ
05-05-2011, 05:30 PM
I'm willing to bet he probably allowed the officers to get pictures with him and sign some autographs afterwards.

I'm sure Hines wouldn't have had a problem doing that. But I doubt the LAPD really care about a star, the town is full of them. In Pgh. the cops would surely wanted pics and autographs.

It's good to see he didn't act like an *******! :yellowthumb:

Clevelandsux
05-05-2011, 08:12 PM
The racist LA cops. lol

BlitzburghRockCity
05-06-2011, 09:06 AM
I'm sure Hines wouldn't have had a problem doing that. But I doubt the LAPD really care about a star, the town is full of them. In Pgh. the cops would surely wanted pics and autographs.

It's good to see he didn't act like an *******! :yellowthumb:

Maybe he got lucky and came across some Steeler fans while the guns were pointed at his head ;)

I'm just glad this is all it was and we can move on, I'd rather have a nice quiet offseason any day.

LarryNJ
05-06-2011, 10:43 AM
I'd rather have a nice quiet offseason any day.

I really think those days are probably over. I believe although 95% of these guys are mature and smart like Hines, Troy and almost everyone else. There will always be at least 1 Santonio, Rashard, or Ben who will do something stupid and make the news.

connecticutsteel
05-06-2011, 11:58 AM
I'm sure Hines wouldn't have had a problem doing that. But I doubt the LAPD really care about a star, the town is full of them. In Pgh. the cops would surely wanted pics and autographs.

It's good to see he didn't act like an *******! :yellowthumb:

the cops in the burgh wouldnt have cuffed him

Farrior Fan
05-07-2011, 12:08 AM
The real question is, why was Hines rolling around in a $20K car? I wouldn't have believed it if I pulled up next to him at a light and he was in a Civic. I'm really surprised he wasn't driving around in at least a BMW.