Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward as issued a small statement via his Facebook page this morning following his DUI arrest this past Saturday morning. Ward thanks all of his fans for their love and support and says he is leaving things now in the hands of his attorney. He notes that he has been working out hard and can not wait to get back to playing football again and making another run at the Super Bowl in 2011.
Ward is set to appear in DeKalb County State Court on October 6th and he faces a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge that is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. His Atlanta based lawyer Andrew Ree claims that Ward was not impaired by alcohol while driving and cooperated fully with police.
Below is a copy of the statement Ward posted.
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