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Randy Orton does his best Jay Williams impression

Professional athletes love to play with their big boy toys every chance they get, but, unfortunately, many times those toys wind up getting the best of their owners; especially when the toy is a motorcycle. Well, add former WWE champion Randy Orton to that list after he broke his collarbone falling off his mean machine.

Randy Orton was involved in a motorcycle accident near his home Sunday night that could have ended his life were he not wearing a helmet.

Orton, who has only been riding motorcycles for a month, said he was riding around a sharp curve on a steep hill home when an oncoming car veered into his lane causing him to widen his turn.

Orton then struck a curb and was thrown from his bike. He collided with the ground, knocking him unconscious. In his words, Orton “bounced and rolled just under 300 feet, landing in a ditch.”

“When I came to, I knew I had rebroken my collarbone,” said Orton. “When the police and fireman got there, they asked me ‘Where’s the guy who was in the wreck?’ and I said ‘It was me.'”

Orton, who was wearing just shorts and a sweatshirt, only sustained the rebroken collarbone.

Shorts and a sweatshirt might sound like odd apparel for a motorcycle ride, but it still beats some of the other outfits he’s been caught in.


[]: Randy Orton escapes accident with only a broken collarbone

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"Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…a motorcycle?"

The great Evel Knievel is gone, but the world’s greatest daredevil has to be smiling after Robbie Maddison set the record for jumping a motorcycle on Monday, setting the new mark at an amazing 322 feet, 7 ½ inches. About the only thing more amazing than the jump itself was hearing Mark Schlereth call the action.

And just like the original king of extreme in his heyday, Maddison isn’t about to rest on his laurels.

He was asked how far he thinks he can jump.

“Four hundred feet,” Maddison said. “I know I’m definitely going to do it.

Don’t worry, they’re preparing the body cast in advance.


[]: Australian Motorcyclist Breaks Jump Record

New York Giants

LaVar Arrington involved in a serious motorcycle accident

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.


[]: LaVar Arrington Involved In Serious Beltway Crash
[ESPN]: Arrington suffers multiple injuries in accident