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Old 08-08-2010   #1
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Free the Cushhawk!!
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Interesting. I wish him luck.
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Default Re: McNair to NFL: Overturn Cushing suspension

I don't know what the boss knows but it sure would be great if it was at least reduced to a two game suspension, setting up a season premiere against the girls.
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You go McNair!
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Default Re: McNair to NFL: Overturn Cushing suspension

Maybe Bob should take this man to the meeting with him, you know, just to kind of stand there and observe:

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Default Re: McNair to NFL: Overturn Cushing suspension

Wow! What an interesting turn this is.

If McNair can get Goodell to grant amnesty, what a HUGE boost to the team's psyche that would be. Something like that could set the tone for a great start to a make or break season.
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Default Re: McNair to NFL: Overturn Cushing suspension

Great news, let's hope McNair makes him an offer he can't refuse.
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Default Re: McNair to NFL: Overturn Cushing suspension

Hopefully the power that McNair wields, plus the new info will get it at least reduced to 2 games.
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Default Re: McNair to NFL: Overturn Cushing suspension

I'm not holding my breath, but it would be awesome to even reduce it 1 game!
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Default Re: McNair to NFL: Overturn Cushing suspension

thought the first four game where Indy, Skins, Cowboys & Raiders. Giants are is game 5 @ Relient. Otherwise hell yeah, leadership from the top love it
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thought the first four game where Indy, Skins, Cowboys & Raiders. Giants are is game 5 @ Relient. Otherwise hell yeah, leadership from the top love it
Either reduce the suspension or change the schedule .
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Default Re: McNair to NFL: Overturn Cushing suspension

If Roethlesberger's suspension can be reduced from 6 to 4 (and most think it will be) why couldn't you cut Cushing some slack too and reduce it to 1 or 2 games? I don't think there's anyway Goodell will overturn it completely but given a showing of no dirty tests since should warrant a shortening of the suspension.

And McNair's best argument is that he's an important owner to the league. He'll be taken seriously.
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If Roethlesberger's suspension can be reduced from 6 to 4 (and most think it will be) why couldn't you cut Cushing some slack too and reduce it to 1 or 2 games? I don't think there's anyway Goodell will overturn it completely but given a showing of no dirty tests since should warrant a shortening of the suspension.

And McNair's best argument is that he's an important owner to the league. He'll be taken seriously.
Because it's league policy: 4 games for failed tests.
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Who said they weren't?
McClain. From the link...

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A person with knowledge of Cushing’s situation said McNair will present new evidence to Goodell the owner hopes will shorten or eliminate the suspension that is costing the linebacker games against Indianapolis, Washington, Dallas and the New York Giants.
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Default Re: McNair to NFL: Overturn Cushing suspension

I agree with this comment from the link

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I am starting to wonder whether Cushing may have an argument. McNair is not a man to be rash in his support of those who may have violated policy or law.
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Because it's league policy: 4 games for failed tests.
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If Roethlesberger's suspension can be reduced from 6 to 4 (and most think it will be) why couldn't you cut Cushing some slack too and reduce it to 1 or 2 games? I don't think there's anyway Goodell will overturn it completely but given a showing of no dirty tests since should warrant a shortening of the suspension.

And McNair's best argument is that he's an important owner to the league. He'll be taken seriously.
The Williams duo haven't sat yet .
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