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Matthew Stafford

I'm BANNED From

Riding Motorcycles

2/20/2012 7:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Matthew Stafford
is NO Ben Roethlisberger ... but in a good way ... because the Detroit Lions quarterback says his team has taken steps to ensure he'll NEVER get in a motorcycle crash.

Stafford was at LAX yesterday ... when we asked if the team banned him from participating in certain risky activities when he signed his $41.7 MILLION contract back in 2009.

The QB replied, "Riding motorcycles, sky-diving ... I don't know what else."

We're guessing the no motorcycles clause was added to just about every big contract after 2006 ... when Roethlisberger nearly died after crashing his bike in Pittsburgh ... while not wearing a helmet.

Bonus clip -- We also asked Matthew about the first MAJOR purchase he made after signing his humongous contract ... and the answer is pretty great.

Check it out ...

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16 COMMENTS

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1.

mebrat24    

What a nice guy, bought his mom and dad a house.

794 days ago
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Madness    

You capitalize the 41 MILLION contract that this athlete signed in this story, but not the 75 MILLION Kobe's wife is getting from a divorce. I guess we are just talking levels of ridiculousness.

794 days ago
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Carl    

If that clause wasn't already in contracts long ago then I'm sure they were added when Jay Williams had his crash in 2003. Even though he was a basketball player you can be sure that the powers that be in every sport paid attention to that.

794 days ago
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Alisha    

What a nice guy! More athletes should take note!

794 days ago
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Meanie    

If you sign a contract for 41 million, you would think that you'd have the f'g brains NOT to jeopardize your wellbeing and health. Dumb asses.

794 days ago
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Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

It says "Airbus" on the bus behind him! Nice!

794 days ago
7.

himminy    

stafford you baller! you know he's tearing up that hot blonde piece of ass.

794 days ago
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ABB    

I went to school with him at UGA and he's a very down to earth guy and very humble.

794 days ago
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radlad    

A shortstop for the Cleveland Indians in the "90s had waterskiing as a forbidden activity in his contract.He was pretty good his first try

794 days ago
10.

Missy    

To ride a motorcycle and not wear a helmet shows you really don't have a lot upstairs to begin with...

794 days ago
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VenomPsycho    

The $41.7mil is only the guaranteed part. The actual contract is around $78mil total. Sometimes I wonder if you guys do any fact checking at all.

794 days ago
12.

blah    

LIONS BABY! Superbowl next year! WOOOOO! GO DETROIT!

794 days ago
13.

pk    

What a cutie!

794 days ago
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April    

Class Act! This is the kind of athlete that is a good positive role model to our young ones as well as to other athletes. What a nice guy!

794 days ago
15.

Jerry    

Should always wear a motorcycle helmet when riding a bike. I bought my helmet from the best place to buy motorcycle helmets online.

225 days ago

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