Teams more likely to keep players off bikes
If the injuries sustained by Jay Williams and Kellen Winslow Jr. didn't alert players, teams and agents on the exposure they face when their million dollar bodies are involved in motorcycle crashes, news of Ben Roethlisberger's accident might do the trick.
The reason the Steelers and most teams don't put specific language into contracts about off-the-field accidents is that they don't feel it's necessary. The NFL Management Council has advised teams to ...
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• Hospital releases Roethlisberger
• Steelers warned Roethlisberger about riding
• Clayton: Steelers relieved
• Wojciechowski: Enough to convince 'em?
• Report: Roethlisberger didn't have license
• Roethlisberger upgraded to fair condition
• Rovell: Player contracts and motorcycle clauses
• Big Ben undergoes seven hours of surgery after crash
• Big Ben discusses riding in July 2005 interview
• Athletes involved in motorcycle accidents
• Cowher warned Big Ben of riding dangers
• Bill Cowher: A tough lesson, but it should motivate
• Ike Taylor on effect on team
• Bob Holtzman: Hospital scene
• Mark Madden: Local reaction from Pittsburgh
• Roethlisberger interview: morning of the crash