Former teammate shocked by recent arrest
Former NFL player Derrick Ward, who played for the New York Giants and Houston Texans, has been arrested on drug charges. Ward, 43, was taken into custody on a $250,000 bail.
Teammate expresses sadness
One of Ward’s former teammates, Tiki Barber, expressed shock and sadness upon hearing the news. Barber revealed that he had spoken to Ward about eight months ago, and at that time, Ward had mentioned his involvement in the movie business. Barber described Ward as someone who had escaped a rough environment and had seemed to get his life back on track.
A brief football career
Ward was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2004 draft but was cut before playing a single game. He then joined the New York Giants, where he played a crucial role in helping the team reach the Super Bowl in 2007 and defeat the undefeated New England Patriots. Ward later joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009, where he had an impressive season, rushing for over 1,000 yards and leading the league in yards per attempt.
An unfortunate turn of events
Despite his success on the field, Ward’s life took a different turn after retiring from the NFL in 2012. His recent arrest on drug charges has shocked those who knew him during his football career. Ward finished his career with 2,628 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.
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