Brian Cushing’s Suspension: What It Means for Clay Matthews

May 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Brian Cushing was destined for greatness.
After just one full season as an NFL player, Texans outside linebacker Brian Cushing was looking like the NFL's next great linebacker.
He recorded 113 total tackles, two forced fumbles and four interceptions in his rookie season.
Not a bad start, huh?
Cushing won Defensive Rookie of the Year Honors by a landslide. He amassed 39 of a possible 50 first place votes.
However, Cushing has been suspended for this upcoming season for breaking the NFL's steroid policy.
The Associated Press has shown no signs of stripping Cushing of his Defensive Rookie of the Year honors, but this is not a closed case by any means.
If Cushing were forced too give back his mantle's new best friend, what would that mean for Green Bay's Clay Matthews?
Matthews also showed great promise as a rookie last season as he burst on the scene to collect 10 sacks and a Pro Bowl birth.
If the NFL were to take this prestigious honor from...

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