Another stark reminder

Paul KasprzakContributor IJune 1, 2010

National Football League teams for a long time have been against players riding motorcycles.

A stark reminder why that is came this past weekend.

New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka was riding motor cycles with his brother five days ago when his brother was critically injured, according to Pro Football Talk.

Kiwanuka’s brother will make it as he has been upgraded to stable condition, but the memory of incidents like these will remain on.

The two other most glaring examples came when Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger crashed his motorcycle when not wearing a helmet and then Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow crashed his and tore his anterior cruciate ligament.

For whatever reason football players think that they are superman just because they run around with a helmet and crash into people six months a year.

Since players cannot get that into their thick heads some teams have written into contracts that they aren’t allowed to ride motorcycles.

In the end, when players stop acting like idiots off the field they will be allowed to ride them again, bit until then stay off!

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