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Recovering Roethlisberger in golf tourney

PITTSBURGH (July 7, 2006) -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in June, will play in a celebrity golf tournament and appear in a music video.

Officials with American Century Championship, a tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nev., said that Roethlisberger has committed to play there July 14-16.

Also, a spokeswoman for The PovertyNeck Hillbillies, a country music group in Pittsburgh, announced that Roethlisberger will be shooting a music video with the group on July 11 at Heinz Field.

Roethlisberger underwent seven hours of facial reconstruction surgery June 12 after ramming his motorcycle into a car that turned left in front of him on a Pittsburgh street. Roethlisberger broke his jaw and nose when his head smashed into the car's windshield, and he was thrown over the car onto the pavement. He was cited for riding without a license and not wearing a helmet.

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