Hey, it was all just a misunderstanding! But Hines Ward and his partner Kym Johnson knew last week’s strange run-in with the law might still be on the minds of fans, so the two tried to spoof it in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it-moment during Monday’s Dancing with the Stars. (Apparently, Johnson pretended to hold a gun during one of their two routines).
Otherwise, talking about the now-infamous incident — in which Hines was briefly detained at gunpoint in North Hollywood, CA. Thursday during a mix-up over a stolen car — is no fun for Ward. “It’s a non-story that was made a big story,” he told reporters after the show. “At first, I thought it was funny but you step out of the car and to have guns pointed at you is not a funny sight. I went home, lay down, I didn’t even think twice about it. Kym texted me, ‘are you okay?’ Yeah, why? I turn on the television and I see my face all over the news. I don’t really know how to deal with paparazzi and stuff, but by the time it got back to the east coast, my mom thought I was shot by the police so it wasn’t a good deal. She was nervous, trying to get in touch with me. I was practicing all day.
“So now I hope [fans] vote for us. I’m not a bad guy,” Hines continued. “Nothing happened. I didn’t get arrested. I didn’t do anything wrong. I don’t know why it’s such a big deal.”
During Monday’s show, Ward and Johnson earned 28 points for their Fox Trot and 26 for their jive. – With reporting from Carrie Borzillo