Ex-Super Bowl champion from New York Giants apprehended for suspected involvement in series of robberies

Former New York Giants Super Bowl-winning running back Derrick Ward is currently facing legal troubles in Southern California.

According to TMZ Sports, the authorities in Los Angeles arrested the NFL veteran earlier this week on charges of robbing multiple businesses in the area. The player, who has been in the league for eight years, is currently facing allegations for his involvement in these incidents.

According to law enforcement officials in Southern California, Ward allegedly committed a series of robberies without using firearms. Instead, he resorted to the use of force and threats. The targeted businesses reportedly included gas stations. Presently, Ward remains in custody on a bail amounting to $250,000.

At the age of 43, Ward entered the NFL as a seventh-round pick for the New York Jets in 2004. However, he never had the opportunity to play a game with the Jets and instead joined the Giants as a rookie after being waived.

Ward, a product of Fresno State and Ottawa University in Kansas, was a valuable member of the Giants’ Super Bowl-winning team in 2007. The team managed to defeat Tom Brady and the undefeated New England Patriots. Unfortunately, Ward was unable to play in the championship game due to a fractured left fibula he sustained in Week 13 of that season.



Derrick Ward described the injury as one of the most difficult experiences he had ever gone through. In an interview with the NY Post, he expressed his disappointment at not being able to play in the Super Bowl after finally getting the chance to contribute to the season, which had been a childhood dream of his.

In 2008, Ward had an outstanding season as a member of the New York Giants. He recorded a total of 1,409 yards and maintained an impressive average of 6.3 yards per touch.

After showcasing his exceptional skills on the field, Ward’s talent caught the attention of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who offered him a lucrative $17 million contract during free agency. Ward seized the opportunity and joined the Buccaneers for one season. He later went on to play for the Houston Texans for two seasons before ultimately retiring at the end of the 2011 season.

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