Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Really Putting Your Head Into It

Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was involved in a motorcycle crash that sent him flying head first into the windshield of another car. The Steelers' Super Bowl-winning quarterback suffered multiple facial and skull injuries that required seven hours of surgery to repair. So today, every local radio and television station was quick to comment on the trauma sustained by Mr. Roethlisberger citing that he was not wearing a helmet while operating his 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa (there is no helmet requirement in Pennsylvania for any rider over the age of 21). It seems that everyone is up in arms about how this accident could have been avoided if he only took the time to strap on a helmet. I would only ask one question: Why do so many people care about how Ben Roethlisberger chooses to ride his motorcycle? The operative word here is chooses ... it's his head, he and he alone suffers the physical consequences for not wearing a helmet, it's his decision.


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