Man Arrested for Extorting Hines Ward

Extortionist Caught in “Sting” Operation

Hines Ward, the all-time leading receiver for the Steelers, was the target of extortion.   26 year old Joshua Van Auker tried to extort $15,000 Hines Ward Extortedfrom one of Hines Ward’s personal assistants.   According to Allegheny County prosecuters, Van Auker threatened to release information stating that Ward had paid women for sex.

According the the Allegheny Prosecutor’s office, Hine’s assistant gave Van Auker the money he demanded.   That money was provided by law enforcement.

Allegheny County detectives then arrested Van Auken.   He is currently awaiting arraignment.




7 Responses to “Man Arrested for Extorting Hines Ward”

  1. lori says:

    thats so funny… sexy as he is? pay for sex….please…..

  2. Sarah Prosser says:

    I don’t think Hines would ever have to pay for sex. All he would have to do is flash those pearly whites and it would be all over but the dancing.

  3. william J. Charters says:

    No matter how stright U play the game Their is always a “jag-off” trying to disrupt your flow.Good luck in your retirement.Thanks for your many years .Wjcpenn

  4. Mercedes Tierney says:

    How disgusting — I hope the dude has the book thrown at him. I also hope he’s “currently awaiting arraignment” in JAIL!!

  5. Jerry says:

    This Joshua is a JERK…He needs to go to jail and Extort…”Bubba”

  6. Vicki says:

    C’mon, this is a Steeler we are talking about! Not a Cowboy… Steeler’s don’t treat women like that or they would have cheerleaders.

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