Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward had quite a bit to say this week on a Pittsburgh radio show about the Ravens, including his feud with players like Bart Scott and the purported bounty that Baltimore has out on him. Ward called in to a morning radio show (on KISS 96.1) yesterday, the day after an NFL official met with the Steelers to discuss the flurry of fines that the league has slapped on Pittsburgh. Ward has gotten a couple of fines for unnecessary roughness that were not called during the game, including one on the Ravens' Corey Ivy.
Here's the interview. Below the photo of Ward, there is the instruction: "Click here to see what Hines had to say." That's the link that will bring up an audio player. Click onto the Open button and voila, hopefully through the magic of the Internet you will hear Ward complaining that the league treats him unfairly and saying the Ravens are crybabies.
A sample from Ward:
"I've been having a bounty on me there since Rod Woodson was there. I put the same kind of hit on Rod Woodson and all I heard was 'Oh we're going to get you back next game.' ... Well, Bart Scott got hit last year when we played them and the last game of the year we didn't have to play (starters), we were already in the playoffs and all we heard was, 'You ought to be glad you didn't play, we got a bounty out on you.'"
Ward went on about his confrontations with the Ravens and contended that former running back Jamal Lewis also told him that the Ravens had a bounty on him.
Ward also said that he was interested in seeing whether the league fines, presumably Terrell Suggs, for talking about having a bounty, also on a radio show.