Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 3/1/12
Somehow it just doesn’t seem right, ending this way for Hines Ward. He’s supposed to be the guy that rides off into the sunset on a black ‘n gold stallion much like Jerome Bettis did after the Steelers won Super Bowl XL. The NFL is a business though and anybody who’s a Steeler fan or an NFL fan saw this coming sooner or later; you hate to see it happen but you just knew it was inevitable. Ward made a statement this evening via his Facebook page: This isn’t how I wanted this chapter of my career to end. I did everything in my power to remain a Steeler and finish what I started here 14 years ago. I want to thank the organization, my teammates and coaches and everyone who made my run as a Steeler the best years of my life. To Mr. Rooney, thank you for allowing me to play for one of the greatest organizations in the world. To my fans and in particular, Steeler Nation, thank you for your support and all the great memories. I gave my heart and soul for you every down and I will always ...
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