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Cushing's dad (apparently) defends him

Posted on: November 9, 2010 3:42 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

A few days ago, Lance Zierlein of the Houston Chronicle wrote about Texans LB Brian Cushing and about how average he’s looked since he returned from his four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy.

Wrote Zierlein: “Multiple sources around the league have told me that they felt like the rumors of potential PED use surrounding Cushing had enough smoke behind it to keep them from taking him, but the Texans either didn't have that info, didn't believe it or chose to ignore it. He better jump back into Beast Mode or (or owner Bob) McNair is going to wonder if he was duped by the old bait-and-switch.”

Apparently, Cushing’s father didn’t enjoy the piece. He sent an e-mail to Zierlein, reprinted here, in which he defends – or tries to defend – his son.

Part of the e-mail reads:

Do you still believe in BP, Enron, Wall Street, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and all the corporations that feed the American public like the NFL?

Do you know the NFL's testing procedures? Do you know what happened at the appeal's meeting in Indy? What was his score? Do you know the agreement for further testing and the scores?

Do you know that his nutrionist is the New York Jets nutrionist since college?

Amazing that you take one side and hang a clean cut kid!

Follow the link for the rest of the e-mail and for Zierlein’s response.

Oh, and by the way, Cushing DOES look kind of average.

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Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2010 3:49 pm

Cushing's dad (apparently) defends him

"Kind of" average?  Cushing has done absolutely nothing since returning.  How much of that has to do with changing positions?  Maybe a bit, but he hadn't done anything before DeMeco Ryans was injured, either.

Cushing is a typical Texans player.  Shows flashes of greatness, then disappears for long stretches.  Just like everyone's darling "Super" Mario Williams.

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