Steelers 3rd year quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, was injured late Monday morning in a motorcylce accident. He was rushed to nearby Mercy Hospital for emergency surgery.
Tim Benz of ESPN Radio in Pittsburgh, said Big Ben was not wearing his helmet at the time of the crash. Roethlisberger is listed as being in serious but stable condition.
Apparently Pennsylvania law no longer requires the wearing of helmets on motorcycles as of several years ago. Coach Bill Cowher had previously warned Ben about the dangers of riding sans helmet even if it was no longer illegal, but apaprently that didn't resonate with Ben. At the time, Ben had said:
More updates on Roethlisberger's status as it becomes available. Until then, let's all hope and pray everything's ok.