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  • Hines Ward is a former professional football player and two-time Super Bowl champion who joined CNN Sports and HLN in July 2016. He can be seen regularly on HLN's popular program, Morning Express with Robin Meade as a sports contributor.

    The Super Bowl MVP and Dancing with the Stars Mirrorball trophy winner is based at the network's headquarters in his hometown of Atlanta, where he is responsible for providing analysis and commentary on major sporting events and breaking news across all CNN platforms, including CNN/U.S., CNN Digital, CNNMoney and CNN International.    

    Most recently, Ward has become the Director of Football Operations and Player Development for the new Alliance of America Football League (AAF) which debuts February 2019. Ward, along with Troy Polomalu, Justin Tuck, and other notable former NFL athletes and coaches will spearhead the new league which will begin with 8 teams in 8 different regions of the U.S. The AAF is