Photo Gallery: Big Ben at the ESPY Awards

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made his first public appearance at the 2006 ESPY Awards on Wednesday. In stark contrast to the Good Morning America image that surfaced earlier that day, Big Ben looked to be in great shape and spirits.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers joins his teammates to accept the award for "Best Team" at the 2006 ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre on July 12, 2006 in Hollywood, California. This is Roethlisberger's first public appearance since his motorcycle accident in June.


Ben Roethlisberger scans the crowd at the 2006 ESPY Awards flanked left-to-right by Bill Cowher, Antwaan Randle El, and Joey Porter


Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers (center) joins his teammates to accept the award for "Best Team" at the 2006 ESPY Awards


Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hugs teammate Jerome Bettis of the Pittsburgh Steelers as they accept the award for "Best Team" at the 2006 ESPY Awards


Big Ben flashes a smile and his Superbowl championship bling at the ESPYs


Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hugs teammate Hines Ward at the ESPY Awards


Ben Roethlisberger hugs teammate Ike Taylor as head coach Bill Cowher looks on



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