Hines Ward cuffed in stolen car mixup

AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward laughs during practice at Texas Christian...

AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward laughs during practice at Texas Christian University. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Hines Ward was handcuffed at gunpoint by police in the early hours of Thursday after a mix-up over a reportedly stolen car.

Ward and a female friend had just left a restaurant in North Hollywood when they were pulled over by cops investigating a complaint about a missing vehicle.

They were ordered out of the car and Hines was cuffed by armed officers until the woman managed to prove the vehicle was hers.

It subsequently emerged Ward's companion, whose identity has not been released, had filed a stolen car complaint in April but had failed to notify authorities after relocating it.

Sergeant Maria Morrison says, "She had gone somewhere, misparked it, reported it stolen and found it later."


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