June 14, 2006 12:00 AM
Ben and Bikes
The news about Ben Roethlisberger has been shocking and concerning. He is an incredibly talented quarterback who has the ability to win multiple Super Bowls, yet now his future is in question. We will never know, of course, if a helmet would have prevented the severity of the injuries he sustained in his recent motorcycle accident, but my guess is that it would have. It's a shame. But maybe there are lessons to be learned by it all. Hopefully every young person who rides a screaming rocket off into the sunset will do so wearing a helmet. At least I can make an effort in today's cartoon to point the way.
Here are the rough drafts that went into the cartoon.