On Tuesday, legendary Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward decided to retire from the sport he loves. The Steelers no longer wanted the 36-year-old and apparently no other teams were interested either. That’s why no. 86 chose to retire with the team he has played with his entire professional career instead of becoming a bench-warmer for a losing team.
Many people have mixed feelings on whether Ward should be a hall of famer or not, but whether you love him or hate him you have to respect him.
As a Browns fan it has been an honor to mock, jeer, flip off, throw things at and spit on Hines Ward during his playing days.
— Dave Borcas (@DaveBorcas) March 20, 2012
Hines Ward probably was the best blocking receiver ever #respect
— Quarren (@QuarrenDeonce) March 20, 2012
Hines Ward is a total and complete classy guy.
— chris faulkner (@chrisfaulkner) March 20, 2012
i hate the steelers, but Hines Ward is one of the last players of an era. He will surely be missed.
— ___ (@that716kid) March 20, 2012
All LBs and DBs from other teams defenses can exhale. Hines Ward has retired. #SteelersNation
— Evil Mike Tomlin (@EvilMikeTomlin) March 20, 2012
Hines Ward is out of the NFL!! All bengals fans…rejoice!!
— Chad johnson (@gogreen_18) March 20, 2012
Loved watching Hines Ward play. He was an amazing player and I have a ton of respect for the guy. #legend
— Brock Burwell (@b_rock24) March 20, 2012
Hines Ward Steelers retiring -just spoke to The Bus Jerome Bettis who will be @ press conference. Says he wants to pay tribute to his buddy.
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) March 20, 2012
Hines ward you were a legend and the league will miss you.
— Todd Huber (@superhuber17) March 20, 2012
Hines Ward WAS the reason you were taught to play with your head in a swivel.
— Manny McLovin (@MannyC_LMG) March 20, 2012
So glad HINES WARD future HOF retired as a STEELER AKA STILLER
— Ike Taylor (@Ike_SwagginU) March 20, 2012
Hines Ward, best pulling guard to ever play Wr
— trey wingo (@wingoz) March 20, 2012
Hines Ward retires as the toughest that's ever been on the receiving end of a pass from Big Ben, just ahead of the girl in the bar bathroom.
— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) March 20, 2012
Hines Ward definitely deserves a spot in Canton, for reasons that exceed 140 characters. But the wait will be long. #halloffame
— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) March 20, 2012
Gonna miss seeing Hines ward in @nfl hard hitter and a heck of a receiver one of the best ever
— Chris Rye (@Chrisrye88) March 20, 2012
Mixed feelings about Hines Ward retiring….. I don't want to see him with any other team, but I don't think his time was up.
— Jacqueline Herrera (@TheLadyHerrera) March 20, 2012
Glad to see Hines Ward retire as a Steeler. You were truly one of the best Steelers of all time.
— Vikas Gill (@VikasGill_1) March 20, 2012
The only reason Hines Ward gets into the Hall of Fame is because he was a Steeler. Because EVERY Steeler gets in. It's the law.
— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) March 20, 2012