Monday, June 12, 2006

You Idiot!!!!

Roethlisberger injured in motorcycle crash

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.

5 comments:

Mike T said...

ESPN radio is reporting that he lost most of his teeth, fractured his jaw, severely injured both of his knees, and has alot of stitches. Not looking good for all you Steeler fans. In other news, Dante Culpepper is recovering well from his surgery and is already taking snaps as first string QB.

B-Town V.J.G. J Ho said...

Russ,

If you are out there, please reply to the current situation. I want to know how you are feeling at this time. I heard a Cleveland Browns LB hit Ben. or That's what you get for taking out Carson Palmer. But I digress; Russ, please give the BTB's your comment.

slyght said...

fukking big ben. WTF!? hey i won one superbowl in two years, i'm done. reminds me of katzenmoyer except he was a bigger pussy. blah.

C said...

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REPORT: Daunte take snaps dolfins stil suk? UPDATE YES.

Thank you.

Russ said...

*!$%@ Squeelers! &$&$#%! I only like one thing that comes outta Pittsburgh... Heinz Ketchup. &$@*&#$! Good for you, Cower, you hair-lipped bastard!