Brian Cushing the Texans 2009 first round draft pick and the NFL defensive rookie of the year has been suspended for 4 games by the NFL for violating the leagues policy on performing enhancing drugs. Cushing, who was voted to the Pro Bowl, had 133 tackles, five sacks, four interceptions and two forced fumbles. There were rumors of Cushing using ped’s before he became a pro, but he vigorously denied the allegations. ” I’ve passed every drug test out there and still have,” Cushing said during his 2009 draft press conference. ” I’m not that kind of guy.” Well if it wasn’t true then, it’s certainly true now. He was aware of this pending ruling back in February, when he filed an appeal at the scouting combine. He was informed today that his appeal was rejected. Now we will have to see if the Merriman effect takes place with Cushing, after Shawn Merriman was caught taking ped’s, he has never been the same player. In my opinion, all of Cushings awards and accolades should be taken back or marked with an asterisk.
Brain Cushing gets suspended for 4 game by nfl for violating the NFL’s streriod policy