Apparently Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, is afflicted with a rare disorder that causes his body to naturally produce fertility drugs.
That is what the young man implied at today’s press conference. He is completely mystified by the presence of hCG ( used in fertility treatments, sometimes used to mask the presence of steroids) in his body, and is apparently even going to seek medical attention about the problem. Mysterious mentions of tumors as the possible culprit (they can release hCG) were thrown around as well, with absolutely nothing to back his words up.
Are you kidding me, Brian? Heck, at least have the class (yuck) to blame a tainted supplement. Or say nothing at all. Don’t insult the fans with this pile of garbage.
And the NFL needs to expedite its process. The Texans could have very well made the playoffs, if the Bengals hadn’t folded like a cheap tent and rolled out the red carpet for the undeserving Jets. Suppose Houston had made it to the dance, and knocked a couple of teams out? Or made it to the Super Bowl? Won it even? Or what if our own Jason Ferguson had ended up anchoring our Dolphins during a miraculous playoff run, stuffing Addai, Rice, and Ladainian on the way to the big show?
It would be a nightmare. Every huge play that Cushing or Ferg made along the way would be a question mark. This is a scenario that the NFL is flirting with, if t allows someone like Cushing, who tested positive in October, to play through an entire season (and postseason).
They held a re-vote for Defensive ROY. Though it was a smaller margin, Cushing still won. Don’t be fooled though, this wasn’t a thumbs-up to Cushing. This was the sportswriters wanting the NFL to be stuck with this, and to act accordingly. Though Cushing gets to wrongly keep the hardware, I like the move by the AP in not letting the NFL off so easy.
I thought this crap was reserved for baseball, which desperately clung to a phony long-ball era as long as it could, since it had reignited the ratings and attendance numbers.
I guess Cushing’s got a lot to lose, heading into just his second year. Plenty of endorsements, and future contract cash headed his way. Perhaps, like some of the baseball players we’ve heard from recently, Brian’s honesty will kick in once his playing days are over, when his body begins naturally producing truth serum.