Ben Roethlisberger was involved in an ugly motorcycle wreck that damn near cost him his life. So, while Big Ben might not currently be the poster boy of on field execution, he should be revered in locker rooms and clubhouses across America as the man who personally exposed just how dangerous motorcycles can be and lived to tell about it. And now GM’s can add LaVar Arrington to their “lucky to be alive” club when they plead with their stars about the need to live on the safe side in life. At least while they are still under contract.
Arrington was involved in a severe motorcycle crash in Prince George’s Country, MD on Monday and was rushed to a local hospital in serious condition. However, it appears that the former Redskin, current Giant free agent escaped the wreck with just a broken bone in his arm, three broken bones in his leg and some road rash. It looks like Arrington is going to be in lots of pain for a while but pain is your best case scenario in this situation.
Carl Poston is Arrington’s agent and while he is most certainly ecstatic that his client is going to recover, he has got to be absolutely livid that he was even on the bike to begin with. Huge sums of money are circulating around Arrington at all times and, from a business perspective, it is simply asinine to engage in any risky activities. Franchises have got to start being much more strict about allowing their players to participate in any sort of behavior that can put them in danger. Athletes are generally thrill seekers by nature, so it is the responsibility of the people who employ them to put their foot down and refuse to allow a player to die unnecessarily on their watch.