Found March 20, 2012 on Fantasy Football Champs:
Wide receiver Hines Ward has announced that he is ready to hang up his cleats after 14 seasons in the NFL. Fantasy Spin: After entering the NFL as a third-round draft pick in 1998, Ward went on to collect 1,000 receptions for 12,083 yards and 85 receiving touchdowns - all being franchise records with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has been nominated to the Pro Bowl four times, has won two Super Bowls (XL and XLIII) and has done enough in the NFL to merit enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the future.

Hines Ward Left His Mark Not Only The Game, But Defensive Players As Well

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward announced his retirement on Tuesday in a very emotional press conference after 14 great seasons. It was a day that we all knew was coming, but it did not make it any less surreal. During the presser my mind raced back through memories of the hundreds of great plays that he made the eternal smile and the great blocks. Oh those great, de...

Hines Ward retires from NFL

A news conference has been scheduled Tuesday afternoon by the Pittsburgh Steelers where it is expected that the longtime wide receiver will formally announce his retirement.

Hines Ward retires from Steelers. What he left with & passed on.

Last week, we ran a story that detailed the sale of former Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward Atlanta mansion. Today, it was announced that Ward has retired. After his release from the team earlier this year, Ward vowed to fight on and find another club. We have no word on how much interest he did or did not generate but the fact is that he is hanging up his cleats. Please...

Hines Ward’s Atlanta home for sale

Now that Hines Ward has become “former” Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and retiree, the paychecks with the seemingly endless zeroes are no more. And without the endless zeroes, the (multiple) mansions become that much more costly.  Thus, Hines Ward is looking to peddle one of his – in Atlanta, Georgia.  The former Georgia Bulldog has lived in the home for less...

Photos: Hines Ward selling Atlanta mansion for $7.5 million

    Hines Ward called it career today after 14 seasons as a wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The third round draft choice out of Georgia was selected to four Pro Bowls, won two Super Bowls (XL and XLIII), and was named MVP of Super Bowl XL. Ward amassed 1,000 catches, 12,083 yards, and [...]

Bengals safety Chris Crocker blasts Hines Ward for trying to end people’s careers

On Tuesday, Hines Ward announced his retirement with an emotional speech during which he pronounced himself a Steeler for life. To many, Ward epitomizes the way the wide receiver position should be played. He did more than just catch 1,000 passes, reel in 85 touchdowns and win two Super Bowls during his 14-year career in Pittsburgh. Ward also played the game with the toughness of...

Crocker happy to see 'dirty' Ward retire

Cincinnati Bengals safety Chris Crocker suggested he and several other players were happy to see the back of Hines Ward after the decorated former Steelers wideout announced his retirement. A tearful Ward called time on his career Tuesday following his release by Pittsburgh after 14 seasons. He departs as franchise leader with 1,000 catches -- which ranks eighth on the NFL'...

Chris Crocker: Hines Ward “was a dirty player”

Yesterday afternoon, Hines Ward ended any and all speculation of where he would play in 2012 season by opting to retire after 14 seasons of play with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ward, who fought through tears as he addressed the media and fans, is one that is considered to be highly respected across the league for his willingness to do things that most other star receivers shied away...

Hines Ward Addressing Pittsburgh Media At Noon

According to Scott Brown’s Twitter Account , Hines Ward will be addressing the media today, at noon.   No real details are out there, but don’t  be too surprised if he announces his retirement.  Also don’t be surprised if he steps right into some role with the team.

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Hines Ward retires news conference Pittsburgh Steelers

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