Pittsburgh man gets probation in Hines Ward threat

Associated Press
Pittsburgh man gets probation in Hines Ward threat

Former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward listens to a question after announcing his retirement from the NFL at the Steeler's offices in Pittsburgh Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Joshua Van Auker, 26, who pleaded guilty to trying to extort $15,000 from the former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver will spend two years on probation. The guilty plea was entered Tuesday, April 23, 2013 before an Allegheny County judge. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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