Injustice Continued: Cushing Keeps Rookie Award in Re-Vote

May 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's bad enough that AP 2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year and Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was recently suspended for the first four games of the 2010 NFL season, because of a violation of the league's substance abuse program.
Then today comes the news that inexplicably, he will keep his rookie award in a re-vote.  While Cushing didn't receive anywhere near the 39 votes of his previous landslide victory, the 18 he got in Wednesday's re-vote were enough to reclaim the honor.
Though this is less about Cushing the individual than what it means for the consequences of professional athletes who violate the league's substance abuse policy and rules in general, let's review "the Cushing file." 
Leading up to the 2009 draft, speculation was rampant that the USC linebacker was using steroids. 
An anonymous general manager shared the following thought with Thomas George of AOL's FanHouse.com:  "We did our research on him before the draft last...

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