|Cushing hasn't been bitter publicly about the block that ended his season.. (US Presswire)|
While linebacker Brian Cushing didn't criticize the cut block performed on him by Jets guard Matt Slauson on Monday that tore Cushing's ACL, ended his season and cost the Texans one of their top defenders, others have claimed the hit was dirty.
It wasn't penalized at the time, but according to USA Today, the league is looking into the block for possible disciplinary actions.
"Obviously, cutting is a part of football, but the rule says you can't come back (toward) your own goal line and cut," Texans coach Gary Kubiak told reporters Tuesday. "So the question is, is the guy coming back to his own goal line? That's in the league's hands. We turn in plays. We turn in situations, and they've got to do their job."
Here's exactly what happened on the play.
In Slauson's mind, he did nothing wrong.
"I wasn't trying to hurt him, obviously. I must have cut him by surprise,” Slauson told reporters, via the NY Daily News. "I don't know why this is a big deal ... I feel bad Cushing got hurt. That wasn't my intent at all."
As for Cushing? He's busy reassuring Texans fans everything will be OK.
Trust me when I say I'll be back better than ever. I appreciate all the love and want u to know WE are STILL winning THIS year's Super Bowl.— Brian Cushing (@briancushing56) October 10, 2012