Safety takes a backseat...

Hey Kids! Good news! It's not cool to be safe!

That's right. Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback for the Pittsburg Steelers, admits he doesn't always wear his helmet, but that's it's not always necessary.

But you don't have to take my word for it (shameless Reading Rainbow plug...):

"That day I wasn't, I forgot it. I literally forgot it," he said. "You know there are times that, people that have been making a big deal for the last couple years about me riding first of all, and then me riding without a helmet, but it's one of those things that I ride with a helmet also. I do a little bit of both. If you don't wear a seat belt every time you ride in the car should I label you as a person who doesn't wear a seat belt? And unfortunately I happened to not have it on that day because I forgot it in the basement."

Maybe there was some brain-damage after all...

You can read more here.

This man is even dumber than I thought....

Ben Roethlisberger doesn't plan on doing public safety announcements for motorcycle or helmet safety following his accident last month.

"I don't think that's my place," the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said in a taped interview aired Friday on ABC's "Good Morning America."
"Some people feel that, you know, I probably should be doing that and being a big advocate for that," Roethlisberger said from Los Angeles. "But for me, I'm going to let people make their own decisions ... So I don't think you'll see me doing any kind of billboards or advertisements."

Posted by Nasa Nerd at July 14, 2006 08:19 AM | TrackBack

That's not even close to spelling his name right, you know that, right?

The rest is purty accurate, though.

Posted by: John at July 14, 2006 10:43 AM

I stand by my spelling (and so does Google)

Posted by: Nasa Nerd at July 14, 2006 02:53 PM

still spelled wrong

Posted by: John at July 15, 2006 11:29 AM