Texans’ Brian Cushing and Packers’ Clay Matthews: More Alike Than Different?

May 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With his former USC teammate Brian Cushing earning an NFL suspension for using a banned substance, the whispers have started again about Green Bay's Clay Matthews.
And let's be honest, it’s understandable. One look at Matthews’ physique, after reading all the “skinny kid” stories, is enough.  
But should we suspect Clay Matthews? Is he guilty by association? Of course not. There are, however, a lot of similarities in their stories and how they transformed themselves from scrawny kids to muscle-bound NFL warriors.
Brian Cushing was a multi-sport athlete in high school who decided to focus on football after his freshman year. He hit the weight room hard and came back a much bigger player his sophomore year.
The change was so dramatic there were many whispers of steroid use from NJ high school football observers. Yet speak to anyone close to him, and they would emphatically defend him as an honest and incredibly self-motivated kid that wou...

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