NFL star and past “Dancing With The Stars” champ Hines Ward will be waltzing lockstep with the Georgia court system for the next year. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver has been sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to reckless driving in a DeKalb County courtroom Wednesday morning. Ward’s case stems from his DUI arrest outside of Atlanta last July. According to the “Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,” Ward also pled no contest to a charge of failing to maintain his driving lane in exchange for prosecutors dropping the DUI charge. He was also fined two-thousand dollars and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service.
Ward must also undergo an alcohol evaluation and participate in a risk reduction program as part of his probation requirements. The 35-year-old NFL star won the 12th season of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” last May with professional dance partner Kym Johnson.