Steelers Fans: Big Ben in motorcycle accident!

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  1. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    From ESPN.com


    #1 I wish him a full recovery.
    #2 I would like to point out that not wearing a helmet is plain stupid.
    #3 I hate the Steelers.
     
  2. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    I hope he recovers quickly, but how on earth do you wear a motorcycle???
     
  3. yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Yes.. nice to see that their editors are editing. The sad part... that quoted story is the 2nd version in about 5 minutes. The previous version was edited even more poorly!
     
  4. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    Precisely what the Steelers wanted in his contract, a clause that forbid riding...

    Guess they should have stuck to their guns...
     
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    People who ride motorcycles without a helmet is natural selection at its finest. :rolleyes:
     
  7. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    I agree with that. My parents have a motorcycle, but never ride without one. I have a good friend whose parents who will wear no less than a helmet and leather chaps while riding. There are just too few protections with motorcycles when compared to cars. Your body is just no match to a 2-ton hunk of steel or whatever you end up running into. I just don't see why you wouldn't want to wear some form of protection. Who cares about looking cool with the wind running through your hair??
     
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    #4 Why on earth doesn't his contract have a clause in it prohibiting him from doing stuff that might get him seriously injured or killed? (I'm sure he will be having a LONG talk with Mr. Rooney about this when he gets out of the hospital.)
     
  9. yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Like gwuMACaddict posted.. they tried. They failed. I think we all expressed amazement at the time.
    I might even have wished him a minor accident as a "lesson".
     
  10. eva01 macrumors 601

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    why the helld don't all sports athletes have a contract for getting in any vehical since he may do stuff with them that might get him seriously injured or killed?

    hell lets not let athletes up ladders either they may fall off.

    Also sneezing may be one to put in that contract as well. We don't want another Sosa episode
     
  11. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Yup...come out the hospital to an angry coach spitting in your face....i think he'll learn his lesson.

    Hope for a full recovery.


    Bless
     
  12. xli_ne macrumors 6502a

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    as a huge steelers fan this saddens me for the team but of course more for the person.

    the important thing is, from what we know, that it isn't life threatening and he should be fine after he heals. just hope that he learns from this and doesn't ride without an helmet.
     
  13. yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Concussions are detrimental to good decisions as a QB.
     
  14. clayj macrumors 604

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    Way to take it to the logical extreme.

    One's odds of being seriously injured while riding a motorcycle are MUCH higher than while driving around (or being driven around) in a big car. Not wearing a helmet lowers the odds to a REALLY dangerous level.
     
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    My heart just skipped a beat...

    he BETTER be ok....

    I'm a mega steeler fan and this is a bad day for us...

    stupid move no doubt...but what do we do if he can't play now? We got NO one worth suiting up in his absence..
     
  16. emw macrumors G4

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    You could probably get Kordell Stewart back for cheap.
     
  17. yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Nice.

    I bet Tommy Maddox is ready to go. Maybe Neil O'Donnell would come back?
     
  18. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Steve Young didn't seem to have a problem with that... :D
     
  19. emw macrumors G4

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    Terry Bradshaw might even leave Fox for this kind of opportunity.
     
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    yup....I just threw up.....
     
  21. yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Well, in his defense, it probably did, but when you significantly lower your skills from godlike to just plan awesome.. will anyone notice? Not too many QBs can really deal with this.



    Holy crap.. can you imagine? Terry Bradshaw is "Mic'd Up". <gag>
     
  22. Applespider macrumors G4

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    You think he'd have learned after the Winslow situation?

    Hope he's not badly hurt but learning you are a mere mortal is a good life lesson!
     
  23. yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Same link as above, the story has been updated:

     
  24. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Injury report

    broken jaw, broken left sinus cavity, 9 inch laceration on the back of the head, some teeth, and some knee damage....

    medics were seen picking teeth off the asphalt.......:( :(
     
  25. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Profootballtalk.com are reporting somewhere between 'several' and 'most' teeth (I wonder how one of those Roethlis-burgers tastes liquidised) and damage to both knees. It looks a lot worse (in terms of motorcycle) damage than Winslow's stunts created. Ben might be lucky to play this year...
     

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