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Ready for Bad PR?
« on: June 12, 2006, 08:31:59 pm »
Super Bowl winning QB Ben Roethlisberger was in a sportbike accident today. 

Seriously injured and not wearing a helmet. 

Everybody ready for another barrage of people claiming motorcycles should be outlawed?  I thought most big name athletes had in their contracts clauses that specifically prohibited them from pursuing "dangerous" activities.

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

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Re: Ready for Bad PR?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006, 08:38:26 pm »
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Re: Ready for Bad PR?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2006, 03:41:04 am »
Kellen Winslow JR. had a clause, but still decided to ride anyway.  He'd never ridden before and started on a sportbike (can't remember which one).  If I remember correctly he tried something stupid, wrecked, hit a curb and tore his ACL.  He still hasn't played a regualr season down in the NFL.  I love motorcycles, but if I have to choose between $60 million and bikes... well, the choice is pretty simple.
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Re: Ready for Bad PR?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2006, 10:54:45 am »
Yeah he wasn't wearing a helmet. Dumba$$. Heres a couple articles from the Pittsburg new paper http://www.post-gazette.com/Sports/
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Re: Ready for Bad PR?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2006, 11:41:40 am »
I seem to remember a guard for the Chicago Bulls, 1st round draft pick I think, was in an accident a couple of years ago that ended his career too.
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Re: Ready for Bad PR?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2006, 11:49:49 am »
Yeah he wasn't wearing a helmet. Dumba$$. Heres a couple articles from the Pittsburg new paper http://www.post-gazette.com/Sports/

Great quote from one of the stories.....

"Steelers fans across the region shared concern about the quarterback's condition while debating his judgment in not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle, especially since he wears one for his occupation."

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Re: Ready for Bad PR?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2006, 01:38:54 pm »
I guess it hadn't occurred to the guy that a car might be able to hit him harder than a pass rusher....
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