Veteran and former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has put his Georgia house up for sale. The Sandy Springs home on Riverside Drive has been listed for $7.5 million dollars according to ajc.com. The newspaper describes the house as a two-story, 12,836 square foot home in a Mediterranean architecturally influenced neighborhood. The house sits on two acres and includes 17 rooms with eight and a half bathrooms.
Other amenities include a full-sized basketball court, elevator, resort-style pool, weight room along with poker and pool rooms, TV lounges, an exact replica of his Steelers locker and a three-car garage. There is no mention of a dance floor, so Ward must not have been practicing at home the season he wound up winning Dancing with the Stars.
There was no immediate reason given for the listing of the home.
Ward was released by the only team he has ever played for in his career, the Pittsburgh Steelers prior to the start of free agency. Despite a flurry of activity surrounding wide receivers this free agent period, Ward has not been mentioned as taking any visits or receiving much interest.
Ward recorded a very prolific pass catching career with the Steelers, logging 1,000 receptions for 12,083 yards and scored 85 touchdowns. The University of Georgia product recently turned 36 and saw his production on the field drop off significantly last season, eventually losing his starting job. Pittsburgh has moved towards a new crop of young, speedy receivers. Ward became a salary cap casualty this year due in part to his contract and cap number for 2012. There is a slim chance that Ward might return to the Steelers, signing a new contract for significantly less money, something Ward said he was open to doing this offseason.