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I'm suprised it's not in his contract. Most stick and ball players have clauses restricting them from dangerous activities.

Oh, worry not - it is. As with all contracts between NFL teams and players, it is a standard condition in his contract that he not engage in any activities which threaten his ability to play football. Rothlisberger risks losing his salary for whatever portion of the season he misses and the Steelers can effectively extend his obligation with the team to recover "lost time". The team could also seek a recovery of a prorated portion of his starting bonus.

While riding without a helmet is incredibly risky, it is also incredibly exilharating and, IMO, enhances the awareness of one's surroundings which some riders argue is a mitigating safety factor in the decision whether or not to wear a helmet. Motorcycle riding, all by itself, is an incredibly risky activity which is why, as a parent, I don't do it anymore. I lack the experience to deal with the plethora of stupid drivers in Maryland.

Look, I'm not a Steelers fan but let's wish the guy the best, OK?

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