DUI charges against Steelers’ Ward dropped

Prosecutors have dropped DUI charges against Pittsburgh Steelers

receiver and Dancing With the Stars winner Hines Ward.

DeKalb County Prosecutor Sonja N. Brown said Wednesday that Ward

pleaded guilty to reckless driving and was given a year on

probation. She says he also was fined $2,000 and must do 80 hours

of community service. He also must undergo alcohol evaluation.

The 35-year-old Super Bowl XL MVP was arrested last year after

he failed to maintain his lane and hit a curb. He failed several

field sobriety tests and was booked into the DeKalb County jail and

later released on bond.

Ward used to be a primary receiving target but last season

wasn’t used as much. He has two years remaining on his deal and has

said he’s willing to restructure it to finish his career with

Pittsburgh.