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Oh great, another great story about athletes on bikes. You would think "Duh, that linebacker might hurt my head when he tackles me..... better wear a helmet!" "Oh, I'll be doing 75 mph on a bike.... who needs a helmet?" Dumbass!

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was injured in a motorcycle crash Monday morning and taken to a hospital.

"He was alert and conscious," said Ernie Roman, shift commander for the Allegheny County emergency service.

Steelers Dave Lockett, outside Mercy Hospital, confirmed the accident but did not provide additional details.

In only his second year in the NFL, Roethlisberger helped guide the Steelers to the Super Bowl championship last season.

Calls to Roethlisberger's agent, Leigh Steinberg, were not immediately returned.

The 24-year-old Roethlisberger has said in the past that he prefers not to wear a helmet when riding his motorcycle. He has pointed out Pennsylvania's 35-year-old state law requiring helmets to be worn was amended to make helmets optional.

In May 2005, Steelers coach Bill Cowher lectured Roethlisberger on the dangers of riding without a helmet.

"He talked about being a risk-taker and I'm not really a risk-taker. I'm pretty conservative and laid back, but the big thing is to just be careful," Roethlisberger said at the time. "I'll just continue to be careful. I told him we don't ever ride alone, we always ride in a group of people, and I think it makes it even more safe."

AP Sports Writer Ben Walker contributed to this report.
 

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Not too smart.

"the big thing is just to be careful"....

You can be as careful as humanly possible, but it still isn't always gonna save you from gettin' hit by somebody else. You would think that's obvious. What a nimrod.
 

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I love the Steelers but that's just misguided. Wonder if he'll learn.

And according to my very brief research he rides a Harley, not a 'busa.
 

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"I told him we don't ever ride alone, we always ride in a group of people, and I think it makes it even more safe."
:wtf: No, riding in a group does not make you safer, it just means when one squid wipes out he has a chance to take out the whole group.

What a
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More info on Capt. No Helmet. :rolleyes:

PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is in "serious, but stable condition" at Mercy Hospital after a motorcycle accident this morning.

According to Dr. Larry Jones, the head of trauma at Mercy, Roethlisberger is in the operating room undergoing surgery for his injuries.

In a brief statement, Dr. Jones told reporters Roethlisberger was coherent and talking with doctors before he was taken into the operating room.

Eyewitnesses tell KDKA that Roethlisberger had a green light and was headed eastbound on Second Avenue when a car turned into his path near the 10th Street Bridge around 11:30am.

Witnesses say Roethlisberger flew over the handlebars of the motorcycle and struck his head on the windshield of the car.

According to witnesses, Roethlisberger was not wearing a helmet and appeared to have head and facial injuries.

The witness tells KDKA he said his name was Ben and he seemed groggy.

Pittsburgh Police Lieutenant Kevin Kraus says city police are investigating the accident -- as they do any accident involving critical injuries.

The driver of the car -- which had Maine license plates -- left the scene with police officers.

At this point, it's not clear if any charges will be filed.
 

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group safer? maybe maybe not.

You should get noticed by cager's more easily.. yes...

but there was a wreck in route to bike wk up here in laconia. 3 died and 2 were seriously injured.

7 bikes were riding to the rally when either the car or a bike crossed the line and struck the SUV/bike "not sure what really happened" the SUV rolled over and crushed two bikers the one that hit the suv and the two the suv rolled on top of were killed instantly two bikers made it out okay of the 7 in the group.
 

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He's a moron when it comes to bikes... and for the record he was on a Harley... you could recognize it as one but it looked pretty mangled from the helicopter coverage from above. He is still listed in serious but stable condition.

Needless to say, this is big news in Pittsburgh right now.

Who wants to start a poll on whether he'll become a helmet spokesman after he comes out of this?
 

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Like so many with famous words, even when warned by his coach "--"I'll just continue to be careful. I told him--" proving themselves to be pure & honest to gosh "bone-heads".
 

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saturntangerine said:
He's a moron when it comes to bikes... and for the record he was on a Harley... you could recognize it as one but it looked pretty mangled from the helicopter coverage from above. He is still listed in serious but stable condition.

Needless to say, this is big news in Pittsburgh right now.

Who wants to start a poll on whether he'll become a helmet spokesman after he comes out of this?
Hey, good to see ya!

Back to topic:

I bet he gets a cool mill to start wearing helmet, or $10 mil to give up riding. Like the other athlete who wrecked his GSXR 750 year ago.

EDIT: forgot to point out the obvious, THIS GUY SEEMS VERY LUCKY! How else do you survive head to car collision (WITHOUT HELMET), and then live to say his name.
 

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Who wants to start a poll on whether he'll become a helmet spokesman after he comes out of this?
I'm going to say Polident. He knocked out some teeth.
 

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saturntangerine said:
He's a moron when it comes to bikes... and for the record he was on a Harley... you could recognize it as one but it looked pretty mangled from the helicopter coverage from above.
No, he wasn't on a harley. He was on a black 'busa (confirmed)
 

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drumtap600RR said:
http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2006/06/report_qb_ben_r.html

there is a link to the USA Today coverage of the story, it also includes a clear picture of his bike after the wreck. Beautiful machine - what a shame :squid: :squid:
Yeah, I did see that on the web later... the aerial footage looked a LOT like a Harley, and since he caught crap from riding lid-less on his Harley I made the connection.

My bad.


As for what he's going to be promoting... something tells me that Campbell's CHUNKY soup won't be on his menu for QUITE some time. :twofinger
 

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The bike didn't look like that bad of a shape, who wants to look for it on ebay? I bet the book value for the bike just went up :D.
 

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Its a good thing the retard is still rich, cuz he sure isnt going to be anywhere near good looking any more. Multimillionaire takes care of no teeth any more though.... so he should do fine.





Honestly though, the first comment is right. How freaking stupid do you have to be to play a sport where you have to wear a helmet so guys running 15mph hitting you dont crack your skull, yet not wear one when your out on a freaking 'busa.


He is so freaking lucky he's not dead. They arent saying it yet, but definite possibility of vision damage with that kind of facial injuries. He may be done.
 
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