NFL news on a Saturday morning in the offseason is almost never going to be good news. In this case, it’s just unfathomable.

Hines Ward was arrested this morning for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to TMZ.

“Ward was popped in Dekalb County, GA and held on $1,000 bond. He posted shortly thereafter and was released.”

This is almost hard to believe.¬†If the GLS staff were to hold a pool for players least likely to get busted for DUI, Ward would’ve undoubtedly been a first-round pick. Steelers players should just never be allowed in the state of Georgia. Ever.

Making matters worse is that this is making news in the world of pop culture because of the mainstream publicity Ward received as a contestant on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” this past winter.

Whenever an NFL player runs into trouble with the law, I hope that it’s a mistake. Every time a new player gets busted, it’s another jab at a blackening eye. But in this case, I’m really really really hoping a mistake was made or Ward will escape the charge.

Unfortunately, DUIs are often quite cut-and-dry.

(Mugshot obviously via TMZ)