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    Ben only had the standard "risky activities" clause. The Steelers, and Roethlisberger were well-aware of the risks and there was a lot of controversy about this last summer, too. It would be very-un-Rooney-like for the Steelers to go after Ben in this case.

    Its a shame this happened. But this day was probably inevitable and Ben and the Steelers are both very fortunate that the injuries were not life threatening/ career threatening.

    Will either side learn its lesson from this? Only time will tell.

    There is plenty of blame to go around - for stupidy. Ben for refusing to wear the helmet for a very stupid reason ("Its not illegal"), and the Steelers for not amending Ben's contract to address this risk. But let's face reality, the Steelers were not going to ask Ben to not ride a motorcycle. They might have insisted he wear a helmet but motorcycle riding is very risky activity with or without a helmet.

    And as Stryder said, there probably don't need to be laws to prohibit stupidity.
    I meant to add that to my other post, but yes, from what I have heard the owners of the Steelers will not be going after him.

    But my point was they could, and still can.

    I agree with your other points, though. It kills me to see any players who will wear a helmet on the football field, but wont wear one of a bike because its not the law.

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    geeze, now its coming out that Big Ben never actually carried a motorcycle license.

    Supposedly, he had a learners permit but it expired last year on his birthday.

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    geeze, now its coming out that Big Ben never actually carried a motorcycle license.

    Supposedly, he had a learners permit but it expired last year on his birthday.
    That wouldn't have stopped him from going through the windshield. On the other hand a helmet with a visor might have saved him from 7 hours of reconstructive surgery.


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    That wouldn't have stopped him from going through the windshield. On the other hand a helmet with a visor might have saved him from 7 hours of reconstructive surgery.

    Where did I say that it would have?...

    Regardless of that, not only was was his an expired permit but even if it was renewed(which many ppl do, just renew their permit and never get a liscense) you are required to wear a helmet.

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    Supposedly the folk lore (not sure if its true or not, I have wanted to get a bike for a while but never got around to it) is that it is not a matter of "if" you will meet the pavement, but just a matter of "how long" until you do so.
    There are two kinds of motorcycle riders... Those that have had their bike down... And those that will one day have their bike down.

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    Well, maybe if the Colts would do the NFL a favor and WIN the game the next time the NFL tries to rig one for them, maybe you wont be forced to watch the steelers win another superbowl

    The NFL did the best to gift-wrap the Colts a playoff win over pittsburgh. Don't blame the steelers because they actually accepted their gift in the superbowl....
    LoL. True but, pass interference and defensive pass interference on ALL major yard gaining plays sure would of helped.

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    I'm not going to going to get into this, but talk to anyone who has or has a security clearance. They offer a lot of great oppurtunities, but also you give up any freedoms you used to have.

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    Ben's comments from a year ago are typical from someone who partakes in risky activity. They always try to excuse the fact that they are being dangerous and careless by bringing up highly improbable occurances of death. Sorry, I feel alot safter walking down the street than I would on a motorcycle without wearing helmet.

    I don't understand why some people can't just admit what they're doing is highly dangerous. Riding a bike is fine, just admit that it's a hell of alot more dangerous than about anything else you can do.

    But hey, you can get struck by lightening too, right? You can get bit by a poisonous snake and die. You could fall down stairs and snap your neck. I guess riding a motorcycle without a helmet seems alot less scary when you think of a bizarre, highly improbable ways to die.

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    I'm not going to going to get into this, but talk to anyone who has or has a security clearance. They offer a lot of great oppurtunities, but also you give up any freedoms you used to have.
    That is so untrue.

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    No, its actually the truth.

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    geeze, now its coming out that Big Ben never actually carried a motorcycle license.

    Supposedly, he had a learners permit but it expired last year on his birthday.
    Does that mean he may be facing jail time?

    What is the penalty for that?

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    What is the penalty for that?
    Forfeiting any games against teams that use a horseshoe as their symbol.

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