Posted On: July 11, 2011 by Ronald V. Miller, Jr.

Hines Ward's DUI: Ravens-Steelers Trash Talk

Shocker: Steeler's Hines Ward's arrest for DUI has made it into the Pittsburgh Steelers-Baltimore Ravens rivalry. Who would have thunk it? Ray Rice put on Twitter:

Well it looks like Hines Ward will miss week 1 when the lockout ends DUI charge not a good look.

A Steeler teammate responded sarcastically:

So glad you could Weigh in. Thx.

Rice wrote some type of "you know where to find me, bro" type response. Should Ray Rice just keep quiet about his kinda stuff? Of course. But Rice has a little street cred on drunk driving. First, his cousin was killed by a drunk driver when he was young. That kind of tragedy leaves an imprint. Rice is also putting his time where his mouth is. He helped the state of Maryland kick off its "Operation Checkpoint" campaign against drunk driving last August, according to ESPN. Of course, I don't know what "kicked off" really means but we can assume he had to spend time and energy on the project (and it is one that he chose).

I don't think Hines Ward should be hung in effigy but I have changed my mind in this same blog post. I think this mild trash talk from Rice is okay. Public figures have to know if they get caught driving drunk people are going to call them out on it. That is a good thing.