LOS ANGELES -- Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made his first public appearance last night since his June motorcycle accident.
Roethlisberger attended ESPN's ESPY awards show at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood and left little doubt he will be ready to lead the Steelers in their Super Bowl defense.
Roethlisberger looked healthy and happy when he made a surprise appearance at the end of the show, which was taped last night but will not be shown on ESPN until Sunday night.
The Steelers won the award for the "Best Team," and coach Bill Cowher, along with a number of players -- Joey Porter, Jerome Bettis, Ike Taylor, Antwaan Randle El (who has since signed with Washington), Hines Ward -- took the stage. Bettis took the microphone and introduced Roethlisberger, who received a standing ovation as he walked across the stage.