June 12, 2006

But, I was listening to him this morning!

Big Ben Roethlisberger, Super Bowl winning QB with the Pittsburgh Steelers (and 24 year old hot head) was in a serious motorcycle crash this morning.

Dumbass was not wearing a helmet, which is LEGAL in Pennsylvania.

Late reports say he has serious head injuries, including a concussion, facial lacerations, missing teeth and a broken nose, cheek, and jaw.  He may also have knee injuries.  Kellen Winslow, Jr. Jr., anyone?

Evidently he flew over the handlebars of his fancy little crotch-rocket into the front of an oncoming Chrysler New Yorker.

The accident happened not long after Roethlisberger gave an interview to Tony Bruno and Mark Willard on their syndicated sports talk show, which I was listening to this morning.  It was kind of a shock to hear the same voice who joked with Ben at 6am announce his accident 2 hours later.

Posted by caltechgirl at June 12, 2006 12:38 PM | TrackBack

I'm sorry to hear that.

My kids are trained to shout, whenever they see a helmetless motorcyclist, "Organ Donor!"

Posted by: RP at June 12, 2006 12:45 PM

I have no problems with motorcycles, but I have a cousin that spent the last 4 years of his life as a vegitable because of motorcycle accident. He was wearing a helmet. Because of him there is no chance in hell I'll get on a motorcycle with out one. Sure it didn't do him any good, but I'm not about to take that risk.

Posted by: Contagion at June 12, 2006 06:29 PM