Former NFL running back and Super Bowl champion, Derrick Ward, was arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly committing multiple robberies around the city. The 43-year-old Los Angeles native is accused of robbing several businesses, including gas stations, over a recent period of time. Although Ward did not use a gun during the alleged robberies, law enforcement officers stated that he used force and fear to obtain money from the stores. Ward was taken into custody on Monday afternoon and booked into jail around 6:30 PM. His booking information lists him at 6 feet tall, and 230 lbs. Derrick Ward, a 7th-round pick in 2004, had an 8-year professional football career, playing for the NY Jets, NY Giants, Tampa Bay Bucs, and Houston Texans. He was a member of the NYG Super Bowl-winning squad that beat Tom Brady’s undefeated New England Patriots to cap the 2007 season. Ward played in 93 NFL games, carrying the ball 551 times for 2,628 yards and scoring 15 total touchdowns, 12 of them rushing. As of now, Derrick Ward is still in custody, and bail has been set at $250K.
Derrick Ward, a former NFL player and Super Bowl champion, has been arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly robbing several businesses, including gas stations, without the use of a gun. He is currently in custody, and bail has been set at $250K.