Originally Posted by infantrycak
He tested positive for hcg. It isn't a performance enhancer but is banned as being an adjunct used by people after a steroids regimen to restore testosterone production.
I am surprised Florio did this. It basically paints Cushing as an hgh user and showed him in uniform in an NFL story. Making a false statement about someone's profession is very dangerous. In ordinary libel/slander you have to show the false statement was made with malice. Statements about a person's profession are known as libel/slander per se and malice does not have to be shown.
For the record, even the most sure fired slander suit will be automatically dismissed in court if the statement is proven to be true. Distinguishing HCG as a drug that isn't technically a performance enhancer is an angle that could be argued by premier lawyers but I personally wouldn't waste the time and costly resources in a likely dismissal such as this.