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Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:30 pm
 
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By Josh Katzowitz

The fall for Hines Ward this season was precipitous. After all, the four-time Pro Bowler lost his starting job to Antonio Brown in November, and his 46-catch, 381-yard, two-touchdown performance this season was the worst stat line since his rookie season.

But, contrary to what some speculated (his teammates, for instance), the Steelers receiver is not going to step away from the game, announcing on his Facebook page that he’ll return next season.

As CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman reported Monday morning, Steelers teammates believed Ward might retire. But, Freeman wrote, “that doesn't mean it's set he will. That means some Steelers players believe it which means it's likely to happen. Ward is a different sort of dude. He could decide to hang on for one more year.”

That, Ward wrote, is exactly what he’s going to do:

“I'm also getting lots of questions about retirement so let me set the record straight: I have no plans on retiring right now. I want to win another Superbowl (sic). I don't know where the media is getting this info from but rest assured that when I decide to retire, you'll hear it from ME first.”

Ward, though, probably will have to be content by playing as a backup slot receiver for a Steelers receiving corps that is young and speedy. If, that is, he can make the team at all next year. Which might be a question heading into the 2012 season.

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Comments

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:50 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Well you squeeler fags all the stupid fans around pittsburgh are jumping on baltimore cuz they hate new england. What losers



Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:50 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

your the classless moron,ok we got tebowed,but we was a wounded team with alot of injuries,and lost 3 more staters in the 1st qt,but we have 6 rings,we own the bengles,and the only time you guys sellout is when the steelers come to your stadium,you sound real stupid talkin about our qb,our city,and callin us morons,when your team led the nfl in arrest,then added pac man jones,nice move.Oh and by the way,who do yall play next week,oh i forgot yall was 1 and done also,and yall were healthy,we went 12 and 4,yall 9 and 7,and we would never have to give out buy 1 get 1 tickets to get fans to support us,yall fans dont support yall because your team aint good,meanwhile,we are perrinial superbowl contenders,and when we do come to your town,in all our black and gold,your probably in the corner somewhere scared to cheer for your team,TOUGH GUY,i dont see you writing about beating up a steeler fan,cause you never did,and never will,and believe me,you had plenty of chances,because we always take over your city when we play up there,so for you to have that much anger towards some people you dont even know,then you are a classless moron,who probably has a terrible life,steeler country for life,you hater 



Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:43 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

If our fans are the worst in the history of sports why was John FOX trying to get Denver fans to not sell their tickets to steeler fans. Because he knows (from previous experience coaching on this team) that steeler fans are known for traveling & supporting their team.  Don't hate. Haters never win.



Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:43 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

And I guess you think you have class?



Since: Apr 8, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:40 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Just another football player having to correct a wrong story from Mike Freeman. Freeman needs to stick to reporting just the facts, because his opinion is always the wrong one.



Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:39 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Talk about classless



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:28 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

PLEASE retire! I love Hines and loved his career but he will be the 5th receiver next year and I'd honestly rather keep Cotchery and I would hate to see him play in another jersey. And he needs a pay cut.



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:12 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

“I'm also getting lots of questions about retirement so let me set the record straight: I have no plans on retiring right now.
The 'I have no plans on retiring right now' quote tells me that Hines Ward very could change his mind at some point during the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason which unfortunately began yesterday.
I want to win another Superbowl (sic).
Super Bowl wins are just like potato chips in that one (or in Hines' case two) is just not enough. This is why in my opinion I believe that Hines will be back for one more season before calling it a career. 



Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:08 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

He may not retire. He wont be playing for the Steelers
Unless, he takes a HUGE pay cut.
Thanks for a great career, goodluck.
Some team will pick him up.



Since: Jan 30, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:03 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Aww, what's wrong Yipesstripes, you a little cranky today?  Must still be mad that your loser Bungals got spanked by Houston.  After losing twice to Hines & Co. this year.  Don't worry, we'll make sure you get invited to his enshrinement ceremony at Canton after he does retire.  Now go take a nap. 


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