Big Ben injured in Motorcycle Accident

Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by TexanFan881, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. TexanFan881

    TexanFan881 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Messages:
    2,807
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Illinois
    Another one :rolleyes: Don't they ever learn :brickwall

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5687558

    On a serious note I really hope he's ok. He's a great player and he doesn't need his career hurt by this. This is very shocking and sad news.

    Just updated a little more:

     
  2. aj.

    aj. Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    4,769
    Likes Received:
    347
    Lance and John had him on the radio this morning at 7 a.m. It must have happened right after that.
     
  3. HARRYJ

    HARRYJ A Great Pretender

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    1,754
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    N.J., Exit 8, baby!
    I pray that this young man is OK. He is a true talent.
     
  4. Exascor

    Exascor Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    1,626
    Likes Received:
    117
    Location:
    Atascocita
    I hope he's OK too but I think it's time for the NFL to include a no motorcycling clause in each contract. This is getting silly.
     
  5. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    54,947
    Likes Received:
    2,606
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Many upper end contracts have a no hazardous conduct clause. Some have gotten more specific (Winslow's I believe as an example) and list motorcycling.
     
  6. TexanFan881

    TexanFan881 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Messages:
    2,807
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Illinois
    A little more info on the situation:
    http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/sports/football/nfl/philadelphia_eagles/14800845.htm

     
  7. Wow, I just heard him this morning on the Sporting News Radio program with Tony Bruno. Wierd.
     
  8. hot pickle

    hot pickle Canada Eh

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Messages:
    2,468
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    Winnipeg, Canada


  9. Porky

    Porky Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Messages:
    12,454
    Likes Received:
    987
    Thank goodness he is alert and consious. Very good sign for his life, although I am sure they assessing the extent of his injuries. As to his football career, it could be anything from perfectly fine to resume by training camp, to never playing again. At this point, we just don't know. I wouldn't want to be a steeler fan right now.

    Anyone not using a helmet and riding a motorcycle in high traffic and/or high speed highways should have their head examined. I think this is just another example of some young punk who thinks because he is young, rich, and famous, that he is invincible. It seems that the experience of others is little to no deterrent. What, it can't happen to me, right?
     
  10. TexanFan881

    TexanFan881 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Messages:
    2,807
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Illinois
    This one doesn't seem as good as the other one, that's for sure:

    Good luck Ben, we are all praying for you :thumbup
     
  11. Runner

    Runner Hubcap Diamond Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    8,325
    Likes Received:
    627
    I'm surprised that the players that represent the biggest investments get away with that. I know they have the leverage, but holding out over a hazardous activites clause doesn't seem very smart if the teams would stick to their guns.
     
  12. Youngstown Colt

    Youngstown Colt All Pro

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2004
    Messages:
    997
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Youngstown, Ohio
    I'm not directing this at you whatsoever, but I wish I would have seen statements like this after K2 got in his accident.

    Sadly, there was nothing but ridicule and jokes.
     
  13. Youngstown Colt

    Youngstown Colt All Pro

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2004
    Messages:
    997
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Youngstown, Ohio
  14. joetexan

    joetexan Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    1
    Profootballtalk.com has a report that it may be more serious than indicated. That report said that he t-boned another vehicle head-on, flying off his motorcycle and into the windshield of the car. While he was conscious and talking, a quote on the site says there was blood everywhere. (UPDATE - The site now says Big Ben is in surgery as I type...)

    Hoping and praying for the best...
     
  15. HARRYJ

    HARRYJ A Great Pretender

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    1,754
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    N.J., Exit 8, baby!
    I just heard on the news that he is in serious but stable condition.
     
  16. TexanFan881

    TexanFan881 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Messages:
    2,807
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Illinois
  17. Bearfan Blue and Orange

    Bearfan Blue and Orange Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2006
    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    18
    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who has said he dislikes wearing a motorcycle helmet, was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash and taken to a hospital Monday.

    Dr. Larry Jones, chief of trauma at Mercy Hospital, said Roethlisberger was in serious but stable condition in an operating room Monday afternoon. Roethlisberger was undergoing surgery, but Jones would not say for what.

    "He was talking to me before he left for the operating room," Jones said. "He's coherent. He's making sense. He knows what happened. He knows where he is. From that standpoint, he's very stable."

    The crash happened at an intersection at the edge of downtown at around 11:30 a.m. A pool of blood was visible there early Monday afternoon.

    Lt. Kevin Kraus, a Pittsburgh police spokesman, said police and homicide units were investigating the crash, something standard when there is an accident with critical injuries. Kraus would give no details on the extent of Roethlisberger's injuries or if anyone else was injured in the crash.

    A silver Chrysler New Yorker with damage to the front passenger fender was removed and Roethlisberger's bike was loaded onto a flatbed truck.

    In only his second year in the NFL, Roethlisberger helped guide the Steelers to the Super Bowl championship last season.
     
  18. mexican_texan

    mexican_texan Furry Tractors

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    14,192
    Likes Received:
    515
    Location:
    Spring, TX
    Anyone remember when ProFootballTalk.com was warning that this would happen?
     
  19. TexanFan881

    TexanFan881 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Messages:
    2,807
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Illinois
    over at one of the steelers message boards
    they say that http://www.wpxi.com/index.html has live streaming audio for whats going on
    speculation is that they are having surgery on a broken jaw
     
  20. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    54,947
    Likes Received:
    2,606
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I phrased that poorly, but I think you read that backwards.

    Most of the upper end contracts do have a "no hazardous conduct" clause.
     

Share This Page