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Old 07-10-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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keep in mind we are also discussing and defending other players not just Ward. If Ward did the crime he must do the time .
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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If an ordinary office worker had rape accusations dismissed against him due to a lack of probable cause, then chances are the only people who would label him a "rapist" are those who have a personal vendetta against him.
Interesting point there about personal vendettas. Hmmm...
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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keep in mind we are also discussing and defending other players not just Ward. If Ward did the crime he must do the time .
He'll probably pay a large fine, be placed on probation for a year, and have his license suspended for six months or a year. That's about par for the course for first-time DUI offenders.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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He'll probably pay a large fine, be placed on probation for a year, and have his license suspended for six months or a year. That's about par for the course for first-time DUI offenders.
or lol he can dance his way out of this..lol

sounds like that will be the case. I hope that he uses this to promote sober driving beahavior to others. He seems like a nice guy who made a stupid mistake. I wonder what the franchise is going to do?
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Greensburg, PA
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I doubt the team will suspend him but I'm sure they're going to have a talk with him, basically telling him "don't do it again."
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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It wouldn't surprise me if they deactivate him for a game like they did Santonio Holmes in 2008 when he was arrested for marijuana possession.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:35 AM
 
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IF this lockout continues it may be in his favor and they willl drop it.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Hempfield Twp
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W/O a CBA and with a lockout, legally, I would think the league can't do anything to him, no matter the outcome. If they did, he should sue the league.

If the "story" is true and he really only had a drink or two, sounds like he panicked when he refused the breathlyzer. I would think that he should have passed a field sobriety test though. And, taking that into account, if he truly was over the limit, he did the best thing by refusing to blow. Better to not blow and take your chances in court than to blow and remove all doubt.

His best choice would have been to call a cab but hindsight is 20/20.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:31 AM
 
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That is very true. I just hate to see this team have to deal with more bad press out of GA or any place for that matter but like someone said they lol need to stay out of GA... bad luck there.


Steelers are a awesome team with great leadership and people do make mistakes and lets just hope everyone learned from this
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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DUI isn't exactly armed robbery or carrying a gun into a nightclub. I suspect there have been countless people that have had too much to drink and drove a car. I don't condone it, but it doesn't register all that much to me. Ward has been good for Pittsburgh and drank too much and got caught. He will pay some fine and take a couple of classes and play football. He isn't going to jail for this. It isn't like he has had 3 DUI's or really anything. It isn't even on the radar screen for me.

Big Ben was targeted because he is "Big Ben". He probably did some dumb things and everyone thinks he should know better. He should, but he wasn't even charged with anything, yet people want to hang him. It is kind of odd that the media tries people and the legal system seems to mean nothing. I don't like his actions and I suspect we will never see that again from him. It is over and it is time to move on. Football players are just people and they make many mistakes. When they make them it is some huge headline and people go all crazy. How many DUI's were there on that same day Ward got one? Thousands I suspect, but those other people don't play football for a living. It happened and he will be more careful I suspect. You don't want two of those or worse yet, three!
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