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  • Ben Roethlisberger gets married

    07/23/2011 7:38:55 PM PDT · by Minn · 36 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 7/23/2011 | Associated Press
    PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger got the privacy he wanted for his wedding Saturday, with police providing tight security around the church in affluent Ohio Township where he and Ashley Harlan were married and tinted windows on expensive cars leaving much of the guest list a mystery. Still, the hope of a glimpse at the Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback, his new bride and the dozens of team luminaries who turned out for the ceremony was enough for Dolly Metz to sit in a car -- complete with Steelers covers on the headrests -- in a nearby parking lot with the windows down...
  • As Steelers Rise, Roethlisberger Affection Returns

    01/24/2011 5:17:14 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 96 replies
    WTAE ^ | January 22, 2011 | TED ANTHONY, AP National Writer
    PITTSBURGH -- You see it all around town these days. The "Big Ben" signs gradually returning to the windows in working-class hillside neighborhoods. The No. 7 jerseys on the backs of suburban convenience-store clerks, grade-school teachers - even, strikingly, children. Most prominently, you see it in how the discussion unfolds when talk turns to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Instead of phrases like "criminal investigation," ''NFL suspension" and "bad example," the words today are back to what they were a couple years ago: Completed passes. Makes things happen. Leader.
  • NFL fines Ravens' McClain, Ngata

    12/07/2010 12:41:41 AM PST · by malkee · 16 replies
    Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain was fined $40,000, and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was docked $15,000 by the NFL on Monday for separate hits in a 13-10 loss to the Steelers on Sunday night. The NFL punished McClain for an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit that left Steelers tight end Heath Miller with a concussion. Ngata was fined for hitting Ben Roethlisberger in the head while the Steelers' quarterback was in a defenseless position. Roethlisberger broke his nose on the play and had surgery on it yesterday. Neither McClain nor Ngata were penalized for their hits. Miller's status for next Sunday's game against...
  • Ben Roethlisberger: The Greatest Warrior QB Ever To Play in the NFL

    12/07/2010 12:11:22 AM PST · by malkee · 34 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 12/6/10 | Alan Shimel
    I am still all fired up after watching that thrilling Steelers win against the Ravens. Troy, Woodley, Harrison, Farrior, etc. all came up big. But was there a gutsier, more warrior like player tonight than Ben Roethlisberger? His performance tonight should go down as one for the ages. I know Jack Lambert said that QBs should wear dresses. For the most part you have to agree with him. Yeah, you get a Michael Vick who has the wheels to run, you get a Brett Favre who will stand in there and take a hit to deliver the throw, but who...
  • Roethlisberger has nose for winning

    12/06/2010 1:17:40 AM PST · by Plumberman27 · 47 replies
    pittsburgh post gazette ^ | Monday December 6, 2010 | Ron Cook
    "A hand came through my facemask and, the next thing I knew, blood was running down my face," Roethlisberger said. "I said to [referee Terry McAulay], 'He hit me in the head.' He said, 'He was just trying to tackle you.' " So much for protecting the quarterback, right?
  • Raiders' Seymour ejected for smacking Roethlisberger

    11/22/2010 6:37:51 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 67 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 21, 2010
    PITTSBURGH -- Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour has been ejected for an openhanded punch to Ben Roethlisberger's face as the Steelers quarterback was celebrating a touchdown pass. After completing the 22-yard throw to Emmanuel Sanders, Roethlisberger jumped into the arms of tackle Flozell Adams. Roethlisberger then began walking forward and appeared to say something to Seymour, who turned and struck the quarterback in the jaw with his open right hand. As Roethlisberger went to his back, lineman Chris Kemoeatu grabbed Seymour. Both Seymour and Kemoeatu drew penalties, but only Seymour was ejected.
  • Zoo 'drops' Steelers' Roethlisberger

    04/25/2010 3:11:08 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 653+ views
    upi ^ | April 25
    PITTSBURGH, (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, suspended for off-field behavior, has been "dropped" from a spot at the Pittsburgh zoo, officials said. Roethlisberger's name was replaced on a tall pole the zoo uses to show elephants' height compared to people, WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, reported. The zoo has replaced Roethlisberger's name with that of Pittsburgh Penguins owner and NHL Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux, the television station said Friday. Some zoo visitors had expressed concerns about Roethlisberger's name on the display, zoo spokeswoman Tracy Gray said. Roethlisberger was accused of sexual assault by a 20-year-old woman in Milledgeville, Ga., in...
  • Coraopolis investigating cop's role (Roethlisberger bodyguard)

    04/25/2010 12:13:28 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 6 replies · 636+ views
    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2010, 2:47 PM ET | Willie Weinbaum
    One of Ben Roethlisberger's two bodyguards, who was with him at a bar in Milledgeville, Ga., last month after which a 20-year-old college student accused Roethlisberger of sexual assault, is in danger of losing his job as a Coraopolis, Pa., police officer, a source close to the Coraopolis local government told ESPN on Sunday. A majority vote of the Coraopolis City Council would be needed to dismiss Anthony Barravecchio, and according to the source, if a vote were taken today, it would be 8-0 for dismissing him from his position on the force. The source added that documents from the...
  • NFL suspends Roethlisberger for six games

    04/21/2010 6:11:21 PM PDT · by FTJM · 22 replies · 775+ views
    AP ^ | 4/21/10 | Barry Wilner
    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was suspended for six games without pay Wednesday for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy and ordered to undergo behavioral evaluation. Commissioner Roger Goodell handed down the punishment a week after prosecutors decided not to charge Roethlisberger in a case involving a 20-year-old college student who accused him of sexually assaulting her in a Georgia nightclub in March. Goodell said the league’s conduct policy gave him the right to impose discipline regardless of whether he broke the law.
  • Sources: Roethlisberger ban 4-6 games

    04/21/2010 8:43:48 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 150 replies · 2,663+ views
    ESPN ^ | 4-19-2010 | Foxwire
    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be suspended for four to six games on Wednesday for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to multiple sources. Backup Plan The Steelers are 5-5 in games not started by Ben Roethlisberger since 2004. Steelers starting QBs besides Roethlisberger since '04: QB Record Charlie Batch 3-1 Tommy Maddox 2-3 Dennis Dixon 0-1 When the suspension is announced, it will contain conditions that will allow it to be reduced based on Roethlisberger's behavior and compliance with clinical evaluators. Commissioner Roger Goodell's verdict will reinforce a message that NFL employees will be held to a...
  • Goodell: Roethlisberger violated conduct policy (key issue is a "pattern of behavior")

    04/19/2010 1:22:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 845+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/19/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has violated the league's personal-conduct policy. Goodell said on the Dan Patrick radio show Monday there has been a "violation" and the key issue is a "pattern of behavior." Last week, prosecutors in Georgia declined to charge Roethlisberger after a college student accused him of sexual assault in March. The NFL is expected to discipline Roethlisberger, although it says there is no timetable for such a decision.
  • Roethlisberger won't face sexual assault charges

    04/09/2010 5:40:40 PM PDT · by Justaham · 20 replies · 523+ views
    Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers may be able to rest easier this weekend. Kelly Naqi of ESPN reports that Roethlisberger will not be charged after a one-month investigation into sexual assault charges stemming from a March 5 incident in Milledgeville, Georgia. Ocmulgee (Ga.) Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright will hold a press conference Monday at 2 p.m. ET to announce his decision. Roethlisberger also faces an ongoing civil lawsuit over sexual misconduct in Nevada. He has not been charged with a crime in either case.
  • Georgia authorities drop request for DNA from Roethlisberger

    03/23/2010 6:13:44 PM PDT · by Deaner59 · 5 replies · 444+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | March 23, 2010 | Moriah Balingit
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is no longer seeking a sample of DNA from Ben Roethlisberger, his attorney said this evening. A 20-year-old Georgia college student has accused the Steelers quarterback of sexually assaulting her in a Milledgeville, Ga. club in the early morning hours of March 5. The woman was taken to a local hospital and examined that morning. Milledgeville police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations had requested a DNA sample from Mr. Roethlisberger. He was was in Georgia and available for a sample to be taken, Mr. Garland said. Read more: http://www.postgazette.com/pg/10082/1045095-66.stm#ixzz0j3IotcNC
  • Roethlisberger hires high-profile Atlanta (defense) lawyer

    03/08/2010 1:14:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 266+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/8/10 | Kate Brumback - ap
    ATLANTA – A high-profile Atlanta defense attorney said Monday that he's been hired to represent Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as police investigate a Georgia woman's claim he sexually assaulted her. Roethlisberger has not been charged. Police said a 20-year-old college student reported the assault after an encounter with Roethlisberger early Friday at a nightclub in central Georgia. Police in Milledgeville planned a news conference Monday afternoon on the case. Steelers President Art Rooney II said in a statement the team is closely monitoring the situation. "All of us in the Steelers family are concerned about the recent incident involving...
  • Ben Roethlisberger accused of sexual assault in Georgia

    03/05/2010 1:56:15 PM PST · by karatemom · 45 replies · 1,956+ views
    TMZ has learned Roethlisberger spent some time at the Velvet Elvis in Georgia last night -- before heading over to the Capital City Club ... where the Steelers QB allegedly sexually assaulted a young woman in the bathroom. Read more: http://www.tmz.com/#ixzz0hLFBclxI
  • Roethlisberger countersues accuser, seeks unspecified damages

    10/17/2009 10:31:32 PM PDT · by malkee · 9 replies · 1,052+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 17, 2009 | Dan Majors
    Attorneys for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger yesterday responded point-by-point to the civil lawsuit filed against him by a Nevada woman accusing him of sexual assault and countersued her for unspecified damages. In the filing, John Echeverria, Mr. Roethlisberger's Reno-based attorney, said the woman, an employee of Harrah's Lake Tahoe, willingly entered Mr. Roethlisberger's room on July 11, 2008, with plans to seduce him. "At all times while she was in Mr. Roethlisberger's room, [the woman] acted voluntarily," Mr. Echeverria said. "Mr. Roethlisberger did not sexually assault, assault, batter, falsely imprison, or otherwise commit any crime or tort against [her]." The...
  • Steelers QB Connected to Another Lawsuit

    10/04/2009 10:03:59 AM PDT · by flintsilver7 · 33 replies · 1,992+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/4/09 | AP
    RENO, Nev. — A former restaurant worker claims he was fired because he had demanded to see identification for a young-looking woman at Ben Roethlisberger's table where the NFL quarterback and his friends were drinking.
  • Lawyer may seek list of women from Steelers QB [Roethlisberger]

    09/11/2009 11:27:00 AM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 56 replies · 1,631+ views
    Associated Press via Google ^ | 10 September 2009 | Sandra Chereb
    CARSON CITY, Nev. — The lawyer for a woman who is accusing Ben Roethlisberger of rape is prepared to ask a Nevada court to compel the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback to name all the women he has had sex with, court documents show. Reno lawyer Cal Dunlap also said that if Roethlisberger's request to waive court rules and speed up the evidence-gathering process is granted, he also should be given immediate access to the quarterback's phone records, Internet communications, and names of any women who have claimed improper sexual conduct by the two-time Super Bowl winner.
  • Lawyer: We'll drop suit if Steelers QB admits rape

    09/08/2009 10:03:38 PM PDT · by Justaham · 25 replies · 1,049+ views
    RENO, Nev. (AP) - The lawyer for a former Nevada casino worker who has accused Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her says his client will drop her civil lawsuit if he acknowledges the rape and apologizes. Attorney Cal Dunlap says in a letter to Roethlisberger's lawyers that his client would also like the quarterback to donate $100,000 to the Committee to Aid Abused Women, a Reno nonprofit organization. The woman filed the suit in July accusing the Super Bowl-winning quarterback assaulted her in 2008 in a hotel across the street from a golf course where he was...
  • Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Statement on Rape Allegation - Video 7/23/09

    07/23/2009 12:03:21 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 30 replies · 1,161+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 23, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a brief statement made by Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on a civil suit filed against him by a woman who claims he raped her. He said he did no such thing, and promised to fight the allegation, but to stay focused on football. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Suit claims Roethlisberger sexually assaulted woman

    07/21/2009 5:29:23 PM PDT · by malkee · 39 replies · 1,479+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 21, 2009 | Jonathan D. Silver
    An employee of Harrah's Lake Tahoe hotel in Nevada has claimed in a civil lawsuit that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her in his room last July while he was in town for a celebrity golf tournament. The complaint, filed Friday in Washoe County, Nev., also names eight Harrah's employees accused of being part of a widespread cover-up in the Harrah's organization. They include the resort's president, security chief and other supervisors. Mr. Roethlisberger's lawyer yesterday denied that his client had sexually assaulted anyone. PDF Read the civil complaint Harrah's Entertainment spokeswoman Jacqueline Peterson today said the casino and...
  • Does God care who wins the Super Bowl?

    01/31/2009 11:56:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 1,359+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | January 28, 2009 | John Walters
    “If God is for us, who can be against us?” — Romans 8:31 Does God care who wins? Of course He doesn’t. Unless He does. After all, who knows what He cares about? Who knows if He is even a He or a She or a Who Am? Or if He even is. Who knows?Does God care that Kurt Warner, the quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals, is more likely to be spotted carrying his bible than his playbook? Does God care that Ben Roethlisberger, Warner’s counterpart in Super Bowl XLIII this Sunday, used to adorn his armbands with the letters...
  • Roethlisberger vs. Warner: A Christian showdown

    01/30/2009 11:49:46 PM PST · by malkee · 16 replies · 2,145+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Jan. 19 2009 | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    Kurt Warner and Ben Roethlisberger have at least two things in common. Both led their teams on Sunday to the Feb. 1 Super Bowl. And both are strong Christians who don't mind showing it. Take Warner, the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback who led the team to its NFC Championship on Sunday, 32-25, over the Philadelphia Eagles. The first person Warner thanked in his nationally televised interview was God. He and his wife are known for being devout born-again Christians. Later Sunday Roethlisberger led the Pittsburgh Steelers to their AFC Championship Game victory, 23-14, over the Baltimore Ravens. Back in 2006, the...
  • Time to recognize Roethlisberger as an elite QB

    01/19/2009 3:21:30 PM PST · by malkee · 28 replies · 946+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | Jan 19,2009 | Tom E. Curran
    PITTSBURGH - There always seems to be a “yeah, but” when discussing Ben Roethlisberger. Yeah, he went 13-0 in his regular season starts as a 22-year-old rookie, but he was surrounded by great players. All he had to do was stay out of the way. Yeah, he won a Super Bowl during his second year in the league, but he was horrific in that game (9 for 21 for 132 yards with a pick). Yeah, he’s 51-20 as a regular-season starter and 7-2 in the postseason, but he doesn’t play pretty and disciplined. Half his big-play throws have a strong...
  • More trouble for Roethlisberger

    10/23/2006 5:24:18 AM PDT · by maineman · 33 replies · 1,207+ views
    Spokesman Review ^ | 10/23/2006 | spokesmanreview.com
    Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was apparently knocked momentarily unconscious and left Sunday's game in Atlanta after being hit by three Falcons defenders while throwing a pass in the third quarter. Roethlisberger appeared to receive a helmet-to-helmet hit in the face mask from defensive end Chauncey Davis immediately after releasing the pass, which was dropped by Hines Ward with 7:40 left in the third. Defensive end Patrick Kerney and linebacker Ed Hartwell also hit the quarterback on the play. Roethlisberger was face down and motionless for several minutes before being rolled onto his back by trainers. Roethlisberger finally was able to...
  • Roethlisberger has emergency appendectomy, to miss opener

    09/03/2006 4:26:06 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 7 replies · 293+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | September 3, 2006 | ALAN ROBINSON
    Roethlisberger has emergency appendectomy, to miss opener By ALAN ROBINSON, AP Sports Writer September 3, 2006 PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had an emergency appendectomy after becoming ill before practice Sunday and will miss Thursday night's season opener against Miami. Coach Bill Cowher said Roethlisberger will be evaluated each week, and he is not certain how long the quarterback will be out. ADVERTISEMENT Charlie Batch, the former Lions starter who was 2-0 as a fill-in last season when Roethlisberger hurt his knee, will start against the Dolphins in the NFL's first game of the season. The appendix...
  • 'Big Ben' Has Surgery, Out for Thursday

    09/03/2006 3:27:48 PM PDT · by Cyclopean Squid · 109 replies · 908+ views
    (KDKA) PITTSBURGH Sources tell KDKA that Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger had surgery. KDKA has learned he had an appendectomy. Roethlisberger was absent from today’s practice. Coach Bill Cowher is holding a press conference at 6pm. Tune into KDKA-TV News at 6:30pm and stay with KDKA.com for the latest on this developing story (© MMVI, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
  • Roethlisberger Told He Was Close to Dying (Late Accident Report)

    07/13/2006 4:57:51 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 67 replies · 1,849+ views
    yahoonews.com ^ | 7/13/06 | unknown
    BRISTOL, Conn. - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Wednesday night that he was told he was "seconds, maybe a minute away from dying" immediately after his motorcycle accident last month. Roethlisberger, in his first interview since the June 12 accident, told ESPN's "SportsCenter" that he doesn't remember much about the accident when he rammed his motorcycle into a car that was making a left turn in front of him on a Pittsburgh street. He did, however, remember what he was told by people at the scene. "They told me that I was literally seconds, maybe a minute away from...
  • The Battle for Roethlisberger's Brain - Is freedom just another word for falling on your face?

    06/21/2006 3:47:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 63 replies · 1,491+ views
    Reason ^ | June 21, 2006 | Jacob Sullum
    The day after Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger crashed his motorcycle, while he was still recovering from surgery to repair his fractured face, The Cincinnati Post scolded the Ohio native for not wearing a helmet. "Riders should wear helmets," the paper proclaimed, "and if they're not going to, perhaps the government should step in and make them." The Post pined for the days when "all states required helmets," bemoaning the fact that 30 states now let adult motorcyclists decide for themselves what, if anything, to wear on their heads. The laws were changed, the editorial explained, because of "pressure from...
  • Roethlisberger crash: It's not the lack of helmet, it's the Right-of-Way Violation! (Long Vanity)

    06/17/2006 8:24:49 PM PDT · by BlueOneGolf · 26 replies · 1,697+ views
    June 17 2006 | BlueOneGolf
    This is not a reposting of a specific Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article though parts of it and another article will be quoted here and links provided to the originals. By now most of you know the details of Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's motorcycle accident on Monday June 12 2006. However there are some crucial facts about this incident that have been buried in the media's coverage. The bulk of the reporting has dealt with Roethlisberger's decision to (legally, mind you) not wear a helmet while operating his motorcycle. And there has been plenty of mention of his choice of bikes, the...
  • Hey, Ben: Football is a contract sport (Funny and serious)

    06/16/2006 4:42:16 AM PDT · by NorthEasterner · 5 replies · 279+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 16, 2006 | Eric Heyl
    Hey, Ben: Football is a contract sport By Eric Heyl TRIBUNE-REVIEW Friday, June 16, 2006 To: Steelers President Art Rooney II From: Eric Heyl, winner of the "Be the Steelers business operations coordinator For a Day" contest. Re: Brushes with mortality, player contracts Now that Ben Roethlisberger has been discharged from the hospital after breaking his jaw and suffering multiple facial fractures, we should discuss restructuring his contract.
  • Roethlisberger issues statement

    06/15/2006 2:56:05 PM PDT · by MarineBrat · 47 replies · 1,400+ views
    Pittsburgh Steelers Web Site ^ | June 15, 2006 | Ben Roethlisberger
    Roethlisberger issues statement Thursday, June 15, 2006 Ben Roethlisberger was released from Mercy Hospital shortly before midnight on Thursday, less than three full days after being transported there by paramedics after a motorcycle accident. Now continuing his recuperation at home with his family at his side, Roethlisberger issued the following statement: "In the past few days, I have gained new perspective on life. By the grace of God, I am fortunate to be alive, surrounded by loved ones and lifted by the prayers and support of so many. I am sorry for any anxiety and concern my actions have caused...
  • Ben Roethlisberger Released From Hospital

    06/15/2006 5:06:07 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 48 replies · 1,172+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | 6/15/06 | unknown
    Channel 4 Action News is reporting sources said Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been released from the hospital. A source inside Mercy Hospital told Channel 4 Action News Roethlisberger was whisked out a side entrance of the hospital sometime between 11 p.m. Wednesday and midnight Thursday. That source told the station the star quarterback was surrounded by his sister, a Steelers representative and a doctor.
  • QB Was Warned He Might Be Jeopardizing Contract (Roethlisberger-Steelers)

    06/14/2006 12:10:59 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 43 replies · 1,215+ views
    espn.com ^ | 6/13/06 | Len Pasquarelli
    (Snip) Pittsburgh Steelers officials warned quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in writing last year that he might jeopardize portions of his contract, and could suffer financial implications, if he continued to ride a motorcycle. League and team officials confirmed for ESPN.com on Tuesday night that the Steelers last year sent a letter to Roethlisberger's representatives stating their concerns and the possibility his contract could be affected if he was injured while riding a motorcycle. Agent Leigh Steinberg confirmed for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the Steelers sent such a letter. It is believed the letter was intended to serve dual purposes: To apprise...
  • Big Ben(Roethlisberger) Upgraded To Fair Condition

    06/13/2006 3:19:54 PM PDT · by Dane · 8 replies · 363+ views
    Big Ben Upgraded To Fair Condition Roethlisberger Is Awake And Oriented POSTED: 4:14 pm EDT June 13, 2006 UPDATED: 5:29 pm EDT June 13, 2006 PITTSBURGH -- Doctors held a news conference Tuesday afternoon at Mercy Hospital to provide an update on Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s medical condition. The hospital has officially updated his condition from serious but stable to fair. Ben was transferred from the recovery room to an undisclosed unit at the hospital. He is awake, alert, oriented and resting with his family by his side. The upgrade means Ben’s vital signs are stable and his recovery...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 06-13-2006

    06/13/2006 5:46:35 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 7 replies · 277+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 06-13-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. You're lucky to not break your neck on a motorcycle in a wreck Don't give me no guff Roethlisberger's tough But the pavement is tougher, by heck!
  • Crash reinforces Granholm's stance on helmets, spokesman says

    06/13/2006 5:12:37 AM PDT · by Dane · 59 replies · 948+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 6/13/06 | DAVID PATCH
    (Roethlisberger)Crash reinforces Granholm's stance on helmets, spokesman says By DAVID PATCH BLADE STAFF WRITER If Michigan motorcyclists who like the feel of wind blowing through their hair were hoping to persuade Gov. Jennifer Granholm to change her mind about keeping the state's helmet law, yesterday's Pittsburgh crash involving Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger came at an inopportune time. "This is an example of why the governor is concerned about safety," Liz Boyd, a gubernatorial spokesman, said yesterday. A bill allowing most adult motorcyclists to ride without helmets that passed the Michigan House last week - after earlier approval by the state...
  • Roethlisberger undergoes seven hours of surgery ~ broken jaw and facial injuries repaired...

    06/12/2006 11:22:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 145 replies · 3,043+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Associated Press
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger, the youngest quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl championship, broke his jaw and nose in a motorcycle crash Monday in which he was not wearing a helmet. Four doctors operated on Roethlisberger for seven hours to treat multiple facial fractures and "all of the fractures were successfully repaired," Dr. Harry W. Sell, chairman of the surgery department at Mercy Hospital, told reporters late Monday night. Photo Gallery...Roethlisberger's accident Also... Bradshaw: 'I pray he's going to be OK' Athletes and motorcycle accidents Dr. Daniel Pituch, who led the team, said Roethlisberger...
  • Roethlisberger(Steelers' Quarterback) Hurt in Motorcycle Crash(No helmet)

    06/12/2006 2:42:22 PM PDT · by kellynla · 67 replies · 1,407+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Jun 12, 2006 | JOE MANDAK
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger, the youngest quarterback to lead a team to the Super Bowl championship, broke his jaw and nose in a motorcycle crash Monday in which he was not wearing a helmet. Roethlisberger was in serious but stable condition Monday afternoon, Dr. Larry Jones, chief of trauma at Mercy Hospital said before surgery. The player's agent, Leigh Steinberg, described the injuries to The Associated Press and said he did not know if there was further damage. "He was talking to me before he left for the operating room," Jones said. "He's coherent. He's making sense....
  • Steelers QB Roethlisberger Injured in Motorcycle Crash

    06/12/2006 10:49:06 AM PDT · by Birdstrike · 6 replies · 2,062+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12 June 2006 | AP
    PITTSBURGH — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was injured in a motorcycle crash Monday and taken to a hospital. "He was alert and conscious," per Allegheny County emergency service. In his second year in the NFL, Roethlisberger helped guide the Steelers to the Super Bowl championship last season. 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...
  • Steelers' Roethlisberger is in accident (motorcycle accident, no helmet)

    06/12/2006 9:41:07 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies · 461+ views
    kansascity.com ^ | 6-12-06 | kansascity.com
    Steelers' Roethlisberger is in accident Associated Press PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been in a motorcycle accident in Pittsburgh this morning. Witnesses are telling authorities that the player's motorcycle collided with a car near a downtown intersection and that Roethlisberger's head hit the windshield and was bleeding. Roethlisberger has said in the past that he prefers not to wear a helmet when riding. One witness told KDKA television that Roethlisberger was conscious but appeared disoriented before he was taken from the scene to Mercy Hospital. A Steelers spokesman is at the hospital and confirmed Roethlisberger is being...
  • Ben Roethlisberger reportedly injured in motorcycle accident

    06/12/2006 9:13:34 AM PDT · by statered · 31 replies · 1,709+ views
    ESPN Radio
    ESPN Radio is reporting that Big Ben was injured in a motorcycle accident in Pittsburgh less than an hour ago. They said some bridge and tunnel were closed down so it sounds pretty serious. Post updates if you hear them.
  • Ben Roethlisberger: Involved in Serious Motorcycle Accident

    pdate: The Steelers have confirmed that Ben Roethlisberger was involved in a motorcycle accident on Monday, KDKA-TV reports. Update: Reports from the scene seem to indicate that the accident was serious. According to an eyewitness, Roethlisberger went over his handle bars and hit his head on the windshield of a car. He was not wearing a helmet. The eyewitness reports that Roethlisberger tried to get up, but was bleeding from the head. We'll update the situation as further details become available.
  • Roethlisberger Involved In Motorcycle Accident (Steelers)

    06/12/2006 9:27:32 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 312 replies · 7,614+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | 6/12/06
    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.
  • Roethlisberger admits: 'I don't think I got in'

    02/07/2006 4:59:52 PM PST · by B Knotts · 31 replies · 574+ views
    FOXSports ^ | 2/7/06
    Before David Letterman got to shave Ben Roethlisberger's beard Monday night, he got the Steelers' Super Bowl-winning quarterback to admit a little something that might rankle Seahawks fans even more. Roethlisberger told Letterman that he didn't think he scored on a controversial play in the second quarter that put the Steelers ahead for good 7-3. Roethlisberger dove toward the end zone but didn't appear to get the ball to touch the goal line. But officials on the field signaled touchdown. "I told Coach, 'I don't think I got in,'" Roethlisberger told Letterman. "But we were getting ready to go for...
  • Super Bowl Video Link: Big Ben Roams Media Days (Vanity)

    02/02/2006 5:32:07 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 5 replies · 405+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | February 1, 206 | Video Editing
    http://www.post-gazette.com/downloads/20060201cc_rberger_pontiac01.wmv
  • Steelers Notebook: Roethlisberger Says Steelers are Better Team than Last Year

    01/21/2006 3:23:40 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 84 replies · 693+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 1/21/06 | Gerry Dulac
    <p>Ben Roethlisberger reiterated a statement he made in the preseason when the second-year quarterback said the Steelers might have a worse record than last year but be a better team in 2005.</p> <p>Speaking yesterday at an AFC championship game news conference that was televised by NFL Network, Roethlisberger said the Steelers (13-5) might be better than last season when they were 15-1, had the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs and lost to the New England Patriots in the conference championship game.</p>
  • Sore Thumb Latest of Big Ben's Injuries (Probable for Sunday)

    12/02/2005 5:21:35 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 9 replies · 455+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | December 2, 2005 | Joe Bendel
    As if two bad knees aren't bad enough for the Steelers, now this: The thumb on Ben Roethlisberger's throwing hand is causing discomfort. "It is pretty painful," he said prior to Thursday's practice, in which he participated with gloves on both hands. Roethlisberger, who missed three consecutive games while healing from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, returned to the lineup Monday night in a 26-7 loss to the Colts in Indianapolis, where he sustained the thumb injury. The second-year quarterback wouldn't talk about the extent of the injury. But he said the thumb was sore and that the training...
  • Notebook: Roethlisberger Injured Ankle

    11/30/2005 3:12:02 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 7 replies · 364+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | November 30, 2005 | Joe Bendel
    Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger injured his ankle in Monday night's 26-7 loss to the Colts. Roethlisberger limped noticeably after the game. "Ben kind of tweaked his ankle a little bit in the game, but I think he will be fine," Steelers coach Bill Cowher said. Roethlisberger went 17 of 26 for 133 yards with a touchdown, two interceptions and a passer rating of 58.7. He was also sacked three times.
  • Roethlisberger gives check to tsunami aid

    01/11/2005 4:20:10 PM PST · by Asphalt · 36 replies · 937+ views
    PITTSBURGH (Jan. 11, 2005) -- Ben Roethlisberger has surprised his Pittsburgh Steelers' teammates many times during his unbeaten rookie season. He did so again, announcing he'll donate his first NFL playoff paycheck to the tsunami victims relief effort. Even on a team that openly encourages its players to participate in charity activities and community events, Roethlisberger's $18,000 gesture before the Jan. 15 Jets-Steelers game created a positive stir. "Wow, I didn't even know that," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "Guys do a lot of different things in different ways that people don't always hear about, but that's great -- that's...