in an article on abcnews.com, ben rothlisberger said:
"Actually, that morning I was on my way to work out, and I had just gotten my bike all custom done. It was painted up, and it was really nice. And I was supposed to take my helmet that day with me to take it to get it painted to match the bike so I could wear it all the time when I rode that bike. And I totally forgot it that day," he said.
How do you "forget" a helmet? It's kind of easy to tell if it's on your head or not. I haven't been riding motorcycles for long, but to me that's kind of like someone asking you why you came to work with no pants on and you saying you forgot them.
Don't look for Roethlisberger, however, to do any public service announcements about the importance of wearing a helmet.
"I don't think that that's my place," he said. "You know, I think that some people feel that, you know, I probably should be doing that and being a big advocate for that. But for me, you know, I'm going to let people make their own decision 'cause I think that's what it's about."
You know, I think people should be allowed to make their own choices, too. But I don't think it would be such a bad thing for him to admit to the world that he was a moron who almost died because he didn't wear a helmet, and maybe helmets are a good idea after all.For pete's sake.
Now I, on the other hand, am headed downstairs to meet Bryan and hop on the motorcycle to head to Penn State. I can assure you I will not be forgetting my helmet.