“He basically pulled me in his office and told me. I was kind of in shock, upset, shock but respected what they said . . . You do have to think about your future and your family. It’s not fun but you can get knee replacement surgery, you can have rotator cuff surgeries, but you can’t get a new brain.”
There also are plenty of donors stepping up to help cash-strapped municipalities buy the vests. Ben Roethlisberger, the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, gave $250,000 to the Pittsburgh police and fire departments for canine armor.
Good ole’ Benny. Always raising conflicting emotions in me.
Also, I would totally buy a shirt with a caricature of Benny with text below it that says, “You can’t get a new brain!”