Sounds like he’sand sticking with it (via anonymous tipster):
Ben Roethlisberger said he doesn’t plan on doing public safety announcements for motorcycle or helmet safety following his accident last month.
“I don’t think that’s my place,” the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said in a taped interview aired Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“Some people feel that, you know, I probably should be doing that and being a big advocate for that,” Roethlisberger said from Los Angeles. “But for me, I’m going to let people make their own decisions … So I don’t think you’ll see me doing any kind of billboards or advertisements.”
It sucks that he had such a terrible accident, and I hope he’s recovering well. And while I’m not suggesting motorcyclists ditch their helmets and “be like Ben,” it’s heartening to see he’s taking personal responsibility for his own judgement on the matter and doesn’t feel a need to cram his own experience down our throats. I’m especially happy he didn’t jump on board some group advocating pro-helmet laws either.
Get well soon Ben!