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LAPD Cuff NFL & DWTS Star Hines Ward at Gunpoint During Traffic Stop

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Pittsburgh Steelers player Hines Ward has been spending his time in Los Angeles under the flashing lights of the "Dancing With the Stars," set, but early this morning the flashing lights came from a Los Angeles Police Department squad car. The LAPD pulled over the vehicle in which Hines was a passenger, and wound up cuffing the athlete and TV dance-testant at gunpoint, explains TMZ.

The Honda Civic being driven by an unidentified woman came up as stolen when the LAPD ran the plates. TMZ says "police drew their weapons ... and ordered both Hines and the female driver out of the car and placed them both in handcuffs."

However, it was all a big "oops" and Ward and the driver were not arrested. That's because the driver herself had reported the car stolen after "an incident involving a valet," but--whoopsies--forgot to tell the cops that she had gotten her car back.