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Terry Bradshaw Was Right About Riding The Motorcycle, Ben

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If you are Ben Roethlisberger, who quarterbacked the Steelers to a Super Bowl win, you might like to ride a motorcycle. You might even like to ride it without a helmet. But, the man who quarterbacked the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins, Terry Bradshaw, said Ben should wait until he retires. After a motorcycle crash this week that took Ben to surgery, Terry is looking pretty smart.

Why does anyone ride a motorcycle without a helmet? Beats me.

Big Ben in surgery after motorcycle crash

Super Bowl-winning QB wasn’t wearing helmet, has broken jaw, nose

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 and underwent surgery.

Roethlisberger, 24, likes to ride without a helmet, a habit that once prompted coach Bill Cowher to lecture him on the dangers. Roethlisberger was not wearing a helmet when he crashed, ESPN and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Roethlisberger has said in the past that he prefers not to wear a helmet when riding his motorcycle. He has pointed out Pennsylvania’s state law requiring helmets to be worn was repealed in September 2003.

In May 2005, Cowher warned him about safe riding after Cleveland tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was injured in a motorcycle accident. Winslow tore knee ligaments and was lost for the season.

Roethlisberger continued to ride after Winslow’s accident and that angered Terry Bradshaw, who quarterbacked the Steelers to four Super Bowl victories during the 1970s.

Visiting the Steelers’ training camp last summer, Bradshaw remarked: “Ride it when you retire.”

If you are Ben Roethlisberger, who quarterbacked the Steelers to a Super Bowl win, you might like to ride a motorcycle. You might even like to ride it without a helmet. But, the man who quarterbacked the Steelers to four Super Bowl wins, Terry Bradshaw, said Ben should wait until he retires. After a motorcycle crash this week that took Ben to surgery, Terry is looking pretty smart.

Why does anyone ride a motorcycle without a helmet? Beats me.

Big Ben in surgery after motorcycle crash

Super Bowl-winning QB wasn’t wearing helmet, has broken jaw, nose

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 and underwent surgery.

Roethlisberger, 24, likes to ride without a helmet, a habit that once prompted coach Bill Cowher to lecture him on the dangers. Roethlisberger was not wearing a helmet when he crashed, ESPN and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Roethlisberger has said in the past that he prefers not to wear a helmet when riding his motorcycle. He has pointed out Pennsylvania’s state law requiring helmets to be worn was repealed in September 2003.

In May 2005, Cowher warned him about safe riding after Cleveland tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was injured in a motorcycle accident. Winslow tore knee ligaments and was lost for the season.

Roethlisberger continued to ride after Winslow’s accident and that angered Terry Bradshaw, who quarterbacked the Steelers to four Super Bowl victories during the 1970s.

Visiting the Steelers’ training camp last summer, Bradshaw remarked: “Ride it when you retire.”