Houston Texans ’10 Season Preview: Brian Cushing Suspension Not A Crushing Blow?

May 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Contrary to public opinion, the Brian Cushing's four-game suspension that was announced last Friday doesn’t fundamentally affect the team’s progress to begin the 2010 NFL season.
Brian Cushing’s Very Productive Rookie Season
Selected as the 15th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, Brian Cushing had a sensational rookie season, accumulating 133 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles, and four interceptions, all the while winning the 2009 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
Award Controversy
There was speculation and tons of widespread commotion that was leaning to stripping Cushing’s award and handing it to runner-up Bills safety Jarius Byrd.
But the decision was made to let him keep it for slow reaction by the NFL, or lack of my better reasoning. 
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