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Hines Ward briefly held in mix-up

Updated: May 5, 2011, 8:09 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LOS ANGELES -- Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and "Dancing With the Stars" contestant Hines Ward was briefly detained at gunpoint Thursday in a mix-up over a reported stolen car, but he was released without being arrested, police said.

Ward told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen in a text message that it was all a misunderstanding.

"There's not a story. It was a misunderstanding and the police apologized to me. I didn't get arrested. I don't have a reaction to a non ...

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