Accusations of Robberies and Use of Force
Former NFL player Derrick Ward is facing accusations of being involved in multiple robberies across the city. According to TMZ, Ward allegedly used force to obtain money from several businesses, including gas stations.
A Brief Background on Ward
Ward, now 43, was a seventh-round pick of the New York Jets in the 2004 draft. However, he was cut by the team before he even had the chance to play a game. He later joined Ottawa University in Kansas before eventually spending five years with the New York Giants.
A Memorable Era: “Earth, Wind and Fire”
During his time with the Giants, Ward was part of a running back corps that included Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw. This trio was fondly referred to as the “Earth, Wind and Fire” by fans. In the 2007 season, they played a crucial role in helping the Giants make it to the Super Bowl and upset the undefeated New England Patriots led by Tom Brady.
Later Years and Retirement from the NFL
In 2009, Ward joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after an impressive season with the Giants in which he ran for over 1,000 yards and led the league in yards per attempt. He spent the final two years of his career with the Houston Texans before retiring from the NFL in 2012. Throughout his career, Ward accumulated 2,628 rushing yards and scored 12 touchdowns.
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