Reigning Dancing With The Stars champion Hines Ward was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI).
The American football star was detained by police in Dekalb County, Georgia and charged before being released on $1,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Ward's representative says, "He cooperated fully with the police and truthfully answered all of their questions. We are currently in the process of ascertaining all the facts.
"From our preliminary investigation we can tell you that we are confident that the facts will show that Hines was NOT impaired by alcohol while driving. However, Hines is deeply saddened by this incident and apologises to his fans and the (Pittsburgh) Steelers organization for this distraction."
Ward beat Kirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane to win the Dancing show in May.