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Roethlisberger Involved In Motorcycle Accident (Steelers)
yahoo.com ^ | 6/12/06

Posted on 06/12/2006 9:27:32 AM PDT by beyond the sea

Roethlisberger Involved In Motorcycle Accident

http://news.yahoo.com/s/wtae/20060612/lo_wtae/9356067

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was injured in a motorcycle accident on Monday morning.

The Steelers confirmed the accident for Channel 4 Action News.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review said the accident happened on Second Avenue near the 10th Street Bridge.

A witness told Channel 4 Action News that Roethlisberger went over the handlebars, hit the windshield of another vehicle and then hit the ground.

Roethlisberger was not wearing a helmet, according to the paper.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
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1 posted on 06/12/2006 9:27:34 AM PDT by beyond the sea
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To: beyond the sea



OMG!
NOT wearing a helmet.


2 posted on 06/12/2006 9:28:51 AM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: beyond the sea

You'd think it would be written into his contract that he's not allowed to ride a motorcycle...


3 posted on 06/12/2006 9:29:00 AM PDT by ruschpa
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To: ruschpa

At least not without a helmet.


4 posted on 06/12/2006 9:29:38 AM PDT by Space Wrangler
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To: beyond the sea; martin_fierro

My husband (Lightingguy) just called me from his car, said that Rush just mentioned this. Not good.


5 posted on 06/12/2006 9:29:58 AM PDT by agrace
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To: beyond the sea

Can you imagine being the unsuspecting driver who saw Ben Rothlesberger flying into his windshield? (I wonder if he asked for an autograph?)


6 posted on 06/12/2006 9:30:04 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: beyond the sea


yahoo article says to refresh the page for updates.

Please ping me. I have ugly chores to do and will be back ASAP.


7 posted on 06/12/2006 9:30:33 AM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: ruschpa
You'd think it would be written into his contract that he's not allowed to ride a motorcycle...

It probably was. It was in Kellan Winslow Jr's contract and it didn't stop him.

8 posted on 06/12/2006 9:30:37 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Can I only pay 3 out of five years taxes and profit from identity theft too?)
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To: beyond the sea

As described it sounds ominous.


9 posted on 06/12/2006 9:30:55 AM PDT by SamAdams_Lite
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To: beyond the sea

"Not wearing a helmet" hmm....You would think a quarterback would know that helmet's offer protection from just this sort of accident. Hope he's ok!


10 posted on 06/12/2006 9:31:06 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: beyond the sea
Taken to Mercy. Channel 11 reporterette saying nurses say that Ben did not know his name. Eyewittness said Ben was bloodied but conscious.

Happened at 10th st. bridge and Armstrong Tunnel, straight 1/2 mile drive thru the tunnel to Mercy hospital.

Terry Bradshaw last month criticized Ben for not wearing a helmet.

11 posted on 06/12/2006 9:31:28 AM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: beyond the sea

He was on ESPN just this morning.


12 posted on 06/12/2006 9:31:35 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Well, he's an NFL quaterback after all. Probably thought nobody was allowed to hit him.


13 posted on 06/12/2006 9:32:03 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: beyond the sea

I've read about his motorcycle ways on FR before.

I believe ER workers have a name for the helmetless motorcycle rider: organ donor.


14 posted on 06/12/2006 9:32:40 AM PDT by mjwise
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To: lexington minuteman 1775
"Not wearing a helmet" hmm....You would think a quarterback would know that helmet's offer protection from just this sort of accident. Hope he's ok!

If I had his money,I'd never ride in anything but my chauffeur driven Rolls.

15 posted on 06/12/2006 9:33:35 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: onyx

stupid!


16 posted on 06/12/2006 9:34:32 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: ruschpa

They asked him to write that in, as I understand!


17 posted on 06/12/2006 9:35:03 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: beyond the sea

I’ve crashed my CBR 600 F4 twice on slick pavement (and I was going to fast). The first time my head BOUNCED off the pavement. Thankfully I was wearing a full face and just I was a little woozy for about 15 minutes. I shudder to think what would have happened to me, had I not wearing a helmet.


18 posted on 06/12/2006 9:35:22 AM PDT by ElTianti
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Yoi............. not real funny right now.

;-)

19 posted on 06/12/2006 9:35:41 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: SamAdams_Lite

Yes it does. I just heard that nurses at the hospital said he did NOT know his name.


20 posted on 06/12/2006 9:36:24 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: mjwise
I believe ER workers have a name for the helmetless motorcycle rider: organ donor

Don't go there,my friend.Once,in a thread about motorcycles,I stated that in Emergency Rooms (I worked in one for 20+ years) bikes are referred to as "donor cycles"

I was called some very,very nasty things by a number of individuals after that.

21 posted on 06/12/2006 9:37:11 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: beyond the sea

I don't understand why professional athletes feel the need to ride motorcycles. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Can't it wait until retirement?


22 posted on 06/12/2006 9:37:36 AM PDT by CriticalJ (Ecc 10:2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.)
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To: ruschpa
You'd think it would be written into his contract that he's not allowed to ride a motorcycle...

The write it right into your contract in the NBA. Riding a motorcycle VOIDS your contract, and for good reason. Just ask promising Bulls point guard Jay Williams who ruined his career pulling a stunt like this. He was lucky that the Bulls decided to pay him the rest of his contract, they didn't have to.

Rothlisberger is a moron for pulling a stunt like that.

23 posted on 06/12/2006 9:37:40 AM PDT by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: Dane
Terry Bradshaw last month criticized Ben for not wearing a helmet.

Terry's real smart for not being able to spell CAT!

;-)

Hope Ben is ok......... this is ugly.

24 posted on 06/12/2006 9:37:57 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: mjwise

Yes ........ really stupid.


25 posted on 06/12/2006 9:38:36 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: beyond the sea

Short piece on FNC said extent of injuries not known but he was disoriented.


26 posted on 06/12/2006 9:39:38 AM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: CriticalJ
You are so right.

Damn, my highschool swimming coach never let any of us ride a motorcycle!

27 posted on 06/12/2006 9:40:07 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: mjwise
I believe ER workers have a name for the helmetless motorcycle rider: organ donor.

I'd put the word stupid in there somewhere too......

28 posted on 06/12/2006 9:40:09 AM PDT by b4its2late (I love defenseless animals, especially in a good gravy!)
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To: jazusamo

Was he walking?


29 posted on 06/12/2006 9:41:00 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: beyond the sea
I received a little bump while on my cycle...probably only 10-15 mph from behind and I thought I was gonna' DIE !!!!!

I can't imagine what a real cycle accident is like.

30 posted on 06/12/2006 9:41:50 AM PDT by chiller (every time we call MSM "mainstream" we confirm their status. "OLD" or "ANTIQUE" please.)
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To: beyond the sea; ABG(anybody but Gore); akorahil; albee; A message; andyland; Argh; b4its2late; ...

NFL PING



FReepmail scott says to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...


This is a fairly high volume ping list

31 posted on 06/12/2006 9:42:24 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq - WTFO)
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To: b4its2late

My buddy crashed in full race gear and still lost a leg when he wrapped it around a guard rail.

Motorcycles aren't worth it.


32 posted on 06/12/2006 9:42:44 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: ElTianti
Thankfully I was wearing a full face and just I was a little woozy for about 15 minutes. I shudder to think what would have happened to me, had I not wearing a helmet.

You're very smart for wearing one. It has saved many riders. The macho types figure it'll never happen to them.

33 posted on 06/12/2006 9:42:56 AM PDT by b4its2late (I love defenseless animals, especially in a good gravy!)
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To: chiller

This is sickening. If he's ok, he better get his head right.


34 posted on 06/12/2006 9:42:57 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: beyond the sea

I don't believe they specified but didn't sound like it. I only heard the announcement.


35 posted on 06/12/2006 9:43:01 AM PDT by jazusamo (DIANA IREY for Congress, PA 12th District: Retire murtha.)
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To: Callahan
You're right. I would never even take a ride on one.
36 posted on 06/12/2006 9:43:33 AM PDT by b4its2late (I love defenseless animals, especially in a good gravy!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Asked for an autograph? If the Roth is seriously hurt, that driver better ask for witness protection, his or her fault or not.


37 posted on 06/12/2006 9:43:45 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("So to hell with that twerp at the [WaPo]. I've got no time for him on a day like this." Mark Steyn)
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To: beyond the sea
Terry's real smart for not being able to spell CAT!

I heard that after all these years somebody finally spotted him the C and the A. :)

38 posted on 06/12/2006 9:44:10 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.)
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To: RightWhale; Badray; unix; MadelineZapeezda; suburban_republican; HamiltonJay; ...

ping


39 posted on 06/12/2006 9:44:46 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: beyond the sea

Car that was hit had Maine license plates.


40 posted on 06/12/2006 9:45:38 AM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: Callahan
Motorcycles aren't worth it. ----

****

I totally agree.

41 posted on 06/12/2006 9:45:40 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: NonValueAdded

;-)


42 posted on 06/12/2006 9:46:34 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: MarineBrat
LOL .... you remember!

;-)

43 posted on 06/12/2006 9:47:04 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: Callahan
I guy dumped his bike in front of my van on a curve of an on ramp. Some gas spilled out of what I guess was a truck and left a slick streak all around the curve. He hit that and it looked like he hit a patch of ice.

He ended up slinding on his hands and knees on the pavement. Luckily, I didn't run over him, as I was a safe distance back. I stopped to check on him and he was okay, just a bit bloody with stones imbedded in his hands and knees.

He had leather gloves on, and leather pants cover his jeans which I believe gave him a little extra protection as opposed to no gloves and only jeans. That was scary for me and him.

44 posted on 06/12/2006 9:48:18 AM PDT by b4its2late (I love defenseless animals, especially in a good gravy!)
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To: Dane

Olympia Snowe?


45 posted on 06/12/2006 9:48:46 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: beyond the sea

According to Channel 11, Ben and his family were supposed to do a big Campbell's soup commercial this week.


46 posted on 06/12/2006 9:49:13 AM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: beyond the sea


Beyond mere stupidity.
Likely a violation of his contract.


47 posted on 06/12/2006 9:49:19 AM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: onyx
You may be right.

Mr. Rooney tried to get him not to ride the damn thing at all, helmet or no helmet.

48 posted on 06/12/2006 9:50:36 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: Dane
Bad Momma McNabb Karma?

;-)

49 posted on 06/12/2006 9:51:41 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Scientists Are Itching to Blame Poison Ivy's Effect on Global Warming)
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To: MikefromOhio

Unfreakinbelievable!! Any word at all on his condition??


50 posted on 06/12/2006 9:52:14 AM PDT by Dysart
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