Super Bowl Champion Derrick Ward Arrested On Felony Charge After Committing Multiple Robberies, Bail Set At $250,000
The LAPD recently detained Super Bowl champion Derrick Ward.
According to reports, the ex-athlete is suspected of burglarizing several businesses in the Los Angeles area and is reportedly facing a felony charge.
Derrick Ward, 43, was reportedly taken in by authorities on Monday (December 18th). Officials reportedly shared that the former football player allegedly used force and intimidation to collect money from multiple establishments, including gas stations. However, it’s reported he did not yield a weapon. Ward is being held on a $250,000 bond, according to reports.
At this time it’s unclear what may have prompted Ward to commit the crimes he stands accused of. The L.A. native first entered the world of professional football in 2004 after being selected in the seventh round of the draft. In 2007, the former New York Giants player secured his first-ever Super Bowl championship win. Ward went on to have his breakout season the following year, rushing for 1,025 yards, and inked a 4-year-$17 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009.
However, Ward only spent one season with the team before being cut. Two years later in 2012, he reportedly announced that he was retiring from football via Twitter. In total, he reportedly played 93 NFL games, ending his career with a rushing record of 2,628 yards and 15 touchdowns. Ward had not yet posted bail at the time this article was written.
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