Justice for DeMarcus! Fans say Ware got screwed by ‘Dancing with the Stars’ judges’ low scores

The “Dancing with the Stars” judges gave Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke a perfect score, but they were less than perfect when it came to DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold. The Super Bowl champ received a 26 for his Argentine tango, which 79 percent of our readers feel was too low.

Ware’s number closed the show and was highlighted by some eye-popping lifts. It’s always difficult to compare two different dance styles, but Ware’s Argentine tango was on par with Di Pace’s samba. And yet he got a 26, with an 8 coming from Len Goodman. Perhaps they felt like they couldn’t, or shouldn’t, give out two perfect scores in Week 3, but that was at least a 27-point dance.

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But the other 21 percent believe Ware was scored appropriately. Carrie Ann Inaba remarked that the routine’s intensity made it feel more like a paso doble than an Argentine tango, but she liked it and felt it fit the story.

The silver lining for Ware not receiving a higher or a perfect score is that it might encourage more outraged fans to vote. But as a football player, he probably isn’t hurting as much for fan support, which could also be way the judges are OK with lowballing him.

After three weeks, Ware, who dislocated his finger in rehearsal this week, has the fourth highest average score, 24, behind Di Pace (26), Tinashe (25.5) and Milo Manheim (24.8).

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