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Hines Ward

Hines E. Ward, Jr. (born March 8, 1976) is an American football player who currently plays the wide receiver position for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers, where he is the longest-tenured current player on the team. He was voted MVP of Super Bowl XL. He played college football at the University of Georgia. Born in Seoul, South Korea to a Korean mother and an African American father, Ward grew up in the Atlanta area. He has become an advocate for the acceptance of biracial youths in South Korea. Ward was born in Seoul, South Korea, to an African American father, Hines Ward Sr., and Korean mother, Kim Young He. His family moved to Atlanta and East Point, Georgia when Hines Jr. was one, and Hines Sr. went to Germany to serve a tour of duty. The next year Hines' parents divorced, and after Hines Sr. convinced a family court that Kim could not raise Hines Jr. independently, because she did not speak English, Hines Jr. lived with his paternal grandmother Martha Ward until he was seven.

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Hines Ward Wedding -- Stadium Won't Steal Bride's Shine ... Says Jerome Bettis

Hines Ward Wedding
Stadium Won't Steal Bride's Shine ... Says Jerome Bettis

Jerome Bettis is calling BS on people who say Hines Ward's decision to get married at Hines Field will take away from his bride's special day ... telling TMZ Sports no matter where they get… READ MORE >

Hines Ward -- I'm Getting Married At Heinz Field!

Hines Ward
I'm Getting Married At Heinz Field!

How's this for the perfect wedding venue -- Pittsburgh Steelers legend Hines Ward is getting married AT HEINZ FIELD ... TMZ Sports has learned. We know ... the 38-year-old Super Bowl XL MVP… READ MORE >

- 75 days ago
Hines Ward -- I've Never Partaken In John Madden's Thanksgiving Threesome

Hines Ward
I've Never Partaken In John Madden's Thanksgiving Threesome

Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Hines Ward has no shortage of birds ... but he tells TMZ Sports, he's never been lucky enough to join John Madden for his famous Thanksgiving meat-a-palooza.Of… READ MORE >

- 279 days ago
Hines Ward -- I'm a Triathlete Now!

Hines Ward
I'm a Triathlete Now!

Hines Ward proved he's an athletic beast in Hawaii this weekend -- taking part in one of the most difficult triathlon courses ever ... for 13 hours!!The whole race went down in Kona for the… READ MORE >

- 325 days ago
Hines Ward -- Man Pleads Guilty in NFL Star Extortion Plot

Hines Ward
Man Pleads Guilty In NFL Star Extortion Plot

A 26-year-old Pennsylvania man just pled guilty to trying to extort former NFL star Hines Ward ... but TMZ has learned, he won't get any jail time.Josh Van Auker pled guilty today to first degree… READ MORE >

- 496 days ago
Hines Ward -- Yes, I Am the Father

Hines Ward
Yes, I Am the Father

Former NFL star Hines Ward doesn't need Maury Povich to tell him he's a father -- he already knows it and he's filed court papers to make it official ... TMZ has learned.As TMZ first reported, a… READ MORE >

- 619 days ago
Hines Ward -- You MIGHT Be the Father!

Hines Ward
You MIGHT Be the Father!

Former NFL star Hines Ward ... come on dooooooown ... it's time to play ARE YOU THE FATHER???A woman named Melanie Smith filed a lawsuit in Georgia this month ... claiming the former Pittsburgh… READ MORE >

- 626 days ago
Hines Ward -- Cops Arrest Man for Blackmailing NFL Star

Hines Ward
Cops Arrest Man for Blackmailing NFL Star

Hines Ward was the target in a diabolical extortion plot ... so say police who arrested a man for allegedly threatening to release evidence that Ward paid women for sex. Cops in Pennsylvania… READ MORE >

- 684 days ago
Hines Ward -- Terrified of News Leak During DUI Arrest

Hines Ward
TERRIFIED of News Leak During DUI Arrest

Pittsburgh Steelers legend Hines Ward had ONE concern during his DUI arrest last summer ... the media finding out about it -- this according to police dash cam footage obtained by TMZ.During the… READ MORE >

- 904 days ago
Hines Ward -- Punished in DUI Case

Hines Ward
Punished in DUI Case

Hines Ward better stay out of trouble for the next 12 months ... 'cause the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver has been sentenced to a year of probation stemming from his 2011 DUI arrest. TMZ… READ MORE >

- 924 days ago

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