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Monday, July 11, 2011
Ward's arrest sparks new Twitter beef

By James Walker

It's no secret the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers do not like each other, and Steelers receiver Hines Ward is usually in the middle of the altercations on the field between these two heated rivals.

So when Ward got arrested and charged for driving under the influence over the weekend, it was just a matter of time before someone chimed in from his biggest rival. This time, it was Baltimore tailback Ray Rice via Twitter.

"Well it looks like Hines Ward will miss week 1 when the lockout ends DUI charge not a good look," Rice tweeted.

Pittsburgh veteran safety Ryan Clark didn't like Rice's reaction to Ward's arrest and fired back. After Rice responded back to Clark, the Steelers safety tweeted, "I hear ya brother. Thought we were all better than that. Wouldn't speak negative of you. I'll find you! It's not hard. God bless."

Oh boy.

If the war of words between Pittsburgh linebacker LaMarr Woodley and quarterback Joe Flacco wasn't enough, now we have Clark and Rice butting heads. The trash talk is just getting started, as both teams will be throwing jabs throughout the summer before this Week 1 matchup.

Networks made a huge mistake by not putting this Ravens-Steelers game in prime time. This will be must-see television.