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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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Witnesses: Hines Ward Didn't Look Drunk to Us

Witnesses: Hines Ward Didn't Look Drunk to Us

Witnesses at two different Georgia bars tell TMZ ... they spotted Hines Ward just hours before he was arrested for DUI ... and they all say the "DWTS" champ showed no signs of being… READ MORE >

Hines Ward -- I Didn't Drive Drunk!

Hines Ward -- I Didn't Drive Drunk!

Hines Ward is sorry he got popped for DUI early this morning ... but he says when all the facts come out, they'll show he didn't drive while drunk. Ward's manager, Andrew Ree, tells TMZ, "He… READ MORE >

- 1101 days ago
Hines Ward Busted for DUI

Hines Ward Busted for DUI

Hines Ward -- star wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers and reigning "Dancing With the Stars" champion -- was arrested this morning for driving under the influence of alcohol ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 1101 days ago
Pittsburgh Steelers SUPERSTARS -- The Sushi Battle

Pittsburgh Steelers SUPERSTARS -- The Sushi Battle

Three VERY RICH members of the Pittsburgh Steelers go out to a super-expensive sushi dinner at Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills last night -- they can all afford it ... but WHICH ONE paid for the… READ MORE >

- 1123 days ago
Mark Ballas: Kym Is Gonna Be 'Okay'

Mark Ballas: Kym Is Gonna Be 'Okay'

Take a deep breath, "Dancing with the Stars" fans -- Mark Ballas said he got some face time with injured dancer Kym Johnson today ... and he said that she's "gonna be okay." As we previously… READ MORE >

- 1158 days ago
'Dancing with the Stars' Pro -- Rushed to Hospital

'Dancing with the Stars' Pro
Rushed to Hospital

"Dancing with the Stars" pro Kym Johnson was rushed to the hospital moments ago -- after sustaining an injury during rehearsals for the show ... TMZ has learned.Johnson -- who's paired up with… READ MORE >

- 1158 days ago
Hines Ward -- I Thought I Was Being Punk'd!

Hines Ward -- I Thought I Was Being Punk'd!

Hines Ward isn't upset with the LAPD for mistaking him for a car thief -- in fact, he thought the whole thing was a joke when it was going down!As TMZ first reported, Hines had a run-in with cops… READ MORE >

- 1163 days ago
Hines Ward 'Cuffed At Gunpoint -- The VIDEO

Hines Ward
'Cuffed At Gunpoint The VIDEO

TMZ has obtained surveillance footage showing NFL superstar Hines Ward being taken into police custody around 1:30 AM Thursday morning ... while police had their GUNS DRAWN. The video clearly… READ MORE >

- 1164 days ago
NFL Star Hines Ward -- Handcuffed at GUNPOINT

NFL Star Hines Ward -- Handcuffed at GUNPOINT

Pittsburgh Steelers superstar Hines Ward was removed from a vehicle at gunpoint by LAPD officers and placed in handcuffs this morning in L.A. -- but he was NOT arrested ... TMZ has learned. The… READ MORE >

- 1166 days ago

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