I posted this on another site but wanted it to be posted here as well: I spoke with a Dr. friend of mine in CA, he is familiar with the Cushing situation as he is a Texan fan. First, HCG will stimulate Leuteinizing Hormone in the body. It will not help produce extra testosterone, ie it will not boost a person's testosterone levels past the normal range as steroids will. It can help raise a persons level with in the normal range, meaning that if the normal range is 200 on the low side and 900 in the high side it could help you go from 200 towards 900, but it won't help you get out of the range of normal as roids will. He said alot of roid users don't even take HCG anymore, as Clomed is what most users will use to boost their natural testosterone production after doing a cycle. I asked him, could he have gotten it from a "natural" testosterone supplement like the 100s that are available at GNCs ect... he said absolutely. He suspected this was the likely culprit as the levels were so low. He believes that it is very difficult to successfully take steroids in the NFL as they have an ULTRA strict policy. He said most of the time when guys get busted for diuretics their actually taking them to make weight, not to mask roids. Is the case strong that Cushing took roids, I don't think so. If you don't think supplements can be tainted check this out: http://www.physorg.com/news176664344.html He was tested all year, he had one negative test with a very slightly elevated level of a drug that shouldn't even be considered in the same category as the real deal, in all honesty. This brings me to a final point, is it cheating if a guy takes a supplement to boost his testosterone to a higher level so long that the level is within the normal range? Different people have different levels occurring in their body's naturally, some are in the low range 200-300 and some are naturally up near 900. What's wrong with a guy bumping his level up from 300 to 800 with a supplement? BTW, here is more info on tainted supplements: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/sports/11dopingweb.html This one is about an OTC supplement that caused a positive steroid test http://www.precisionnutrition.com/tainted-supplements This one is from Dr. John Berardi's website regarding the surprising number of tainted supplements.