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Old 05-07-2010   #1
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The Houston Texans' defense took a major blow Friday when defensive rookie of the year Brian Cushing learned he is being suspended four games for violating the NFL's steroid policy, according to league sources.

Cushing appealed the league's decision at a hearing at the NFL scouting combine in February but was informed Friday his appeal had been rejected, according to sources.

Cushing will be allowed to participate in training camp with the Texans this summer, but then will serve his four game suspension to start of the 2010 regular season.

Cushing's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, did not return telephone calls seeking comment.

The Texans defense will suffer without Cushing, especially considering that its first game of the season is against the defending AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts. Cushing will also miss games against the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders.

Cushing, who was voted to the Pro Bowl, had 133 tackles, helped lead the Texans to a 9-7 record, their first winning record in franchise history. Cushing finished the season with five sacks, four interceptions and two forced fumbles.
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Breaking on ESPN, steroids 4 games.
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Default Re: Cushing suspended 4 games for steroids

Damn it!!!!!!
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Default Cushing Suspended 4 Games for Steroids

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Default Re: Cushing suspended 4 games for steroids

I smell a 20 page thread!
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Cushing appealed the suspension in February and discovered today he had lost his appeal. First game he will miss is against the Colts.

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Default Re: Cushing Suspended 4 Games for Steroids

If this is true i so seen this coming LOL
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That sucks o well Cush couldnt cover Dallas Clark anywayz .....
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Family emergency? LOL
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Like we didnt see this coming who will take his place ??????
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Like we didnt see this coming who will take his place ??????
Daryl Sharpton?

I wonder how people feel about that pick now
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Like we didnt see this coming who will take his place ??????
4th round pick Darryl Sharpton!!
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This is less than great news... We may be seeing the Sharpton then.
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Default Re: Cushing suspended 4 games for steroids

Can he appeal it?
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Default Re: Cushing suspended 4 games for steroids

Mods, can we merge all these Cushing suspended threads?
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I think he already did and lost
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4 games! The other thread said one I thought. Son of a B!!!! (Not you, Cushing, I am merely swearing at the situation)
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Can he appeal it?
He appealed in Feburary. He's out for sure.

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Well son of a *****!
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