Michael Vick's lessons for Big Ben

Updated: September 30, 2010, 4:36 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | Special to ESPN.com

There's a pretty convincing mountain of evidence that athletes are no different from politicians, rock stars, teachers, bankers, pancake house waitresses, you, me, your neighbor Vinny, and possibly everyone sitting under lock and key right now at Rikers Island when it comes to this: We all tend not to learn enough from each other's mistakes and triumphs. We just don't.

So maybe it's wishful thinking to imagine that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has ...

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