Hines Ward

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Hines Ward plead guilty Wednesday morning to reckless driving in a DeKalb County, Ga., courtroom from his case stemming from this past summer.

County prosecutor Sonja N. Brown confirmed to E! News that a state court judge sentenced the Dancing With the Stars champion to 12 months' probation, fined him $2,000 and ordered him to perform 80 hours of community service. The DUI charges against the athlete were dropped.

So how did the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver feel about his day in court?

Pretty good!

Ward's attorney Andrew Ree told E! News, "We are grateful for the outcome. By dropping the DUI charge, it is clear that the prosecution did not have sufficient evidence to proceed."

"Hines has always maintained that his ability to drive was in no way impaired, and we are pleased that the facts supported his innocence," his attorney continued. "He is thankful to his legal team and to all who stood by him. Hines has a great respect for the legal system and is also grateful, in particular, to the state for the professional manner in which they handled this matter."

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