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PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger, who last season became the youngest quarterback in NFL history to lead his team to a Super Bowl title, was injured Monday morning in a motorcycle accident and has been transported to a local hospital with head injuries of unspecified severity.

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

ESPN.com's John Clayton reports that early indications are the injuries are not life-threatening.

Roethlisberger, the team's first-round choice in the 2004 draft, was transported to the trauma unit of nearby Mercy Hospital, a source confirmed for ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli, but his condition is unknown.

Witnesses told authorities that Roethlisberger's motorcycle collided with a car near a downtown intersection and that Roethlisberger's head hit the windshield and was bleeding. Roethlisberger has said in the past that he prefers not to wear a helmet when riding.

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http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2480830




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That's what I was thinking. :confused: And why would he ride without one anyway and risk his career??




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He wouldn't play football without one but he'll ride a bike, smart guy.
 

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Stone Cold.:rolleyes:
 

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contract stuff maybe, but I hope granholm will consider this when she reviews that bill on her desk. with a helmet on he would have suffered a broken collar bone (maybe, worst case) and the knee damage he has already suffered from hitting the pavement.:2cents: so stupid big ben.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, citing a police source, reported Roethlisberger also broke his left sinus cavity, suffered a 9-inch laceration to the back of his head, lost teeth and has knee injuries from hitting the pavement. A plastic surgeon has been called in, the source said.
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If you go back to the webpage, they now have pictures up of the bike (busa?) and of some blood on the street and you can see a pic of the winshield that his head hit.




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what a dork... did anyone read the 2005 interview?

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no contract violation ----- he must have known that this would happen some day.

He made sure that there wasn't a clause about his bikes in his contract.

Maybe he should play without a helmet too??? After all, what could it possibly be "saving"?
 

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THey have a nice pic of the car he collided with. He missed hitting that windshield pillar by about a 1/16 of an inch!
What an idiot.

Maybe once one of those clowns gets killed or turned into a paralized person, the other fools will learn.

A Hayabusa and no helmet. A really great combination.
 

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What do you think the media will say, "Oh those terrible street bikes...that's why we need helmet laws in all states...." or do you think they'll call him an idiot for not wearing his gear?




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He is the King of their football franchise.

You know that they will never say anything bad about him, no matter what he has done.

Just keep on winning those games, Ben!
 

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Well, just saw a report on ESPN from one of the doctors. It appears no serious injury to his chest, abdomen, spine, but they had to repair "several" facial fractures during about seven hours of surgery. So a helmet would have made all of the difference in this case.
 

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more news

Just watching the news says he suffered a nine inch head wound, broken jaw, lost most of his teeth and minor bruises.
 

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It's obvious his folks didn't teach him any common sense :rolleyes: my kids know they need to wear a helmet and not because it's the law... geesh.. let's examine that.. he thinks playing football without pads is a risk but not riding a motorcycle without a helmet :squid:

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yes he was on a busa...no there is no clause in his contract about motorcycles (even though many high profile pro athletes do have them)...the media so far is saying hes an idiot, not that streetbikes are bad, but they are saying stuff like

"Just what is it about these men and their machines? More to the point, what is it that makes Roethlisberger want to drive the Pittsburgh streets with his hair flowing in the wind on a motorcycle that reaches 139 mph in the quarter mile?"

straight from the news.

anyways, hes dumb, whatever, but hes an excellent qb and i hope his career isnt harmed by his stupid decision, yet also the stupid old man (62 year old man in a chrysler new yorker i believe is what they said) that pulled out in front of him.
 

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edit: chrysler new yorker driven by a 62 year old woman

no offense to any elders on the board or anything, but some old people should not have licenses...62 isnt that old, but to be able to pull in front of oncoming traffic takes a lot of ignorance, whether intentional or not
 

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Well being in the Burgh area, there is talk of how dangerous "those" bikes are. I guess Terry Bradshaw gets the last laugh on Big Ben on this one.

To bad Ben was not doing a commercial for a Nutrition shake or some pedialite...which he could now. Going to be kind of hard to promote Chunky Soup for $2mill, when you can not even eat the Chunky stuff in the soup.
 

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THey just posted a story about JJ Riddick (sp?) getting busted for DUI.
Now, this clown is the number 1 pick in the NBA draft June 28 and here he is doing that.

He has the potential of being signed for zillions and he gets caught driving drunk.

Just like Ben, not too bright.

These guys do not seem to learn.
 
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