Why Brian Cushing Still Deserved the Defensive Rookie of the Year Honors

May 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When I was a sophomore in high school, I was in my Algebra II class with some seniors, very few sophomores, and the vast majority juniors.
We had a great teacher who really helped me understand the class (kudos to you, Mr. Brewer, if you are reading this), and I also learned a few other things from the people in the class.
One person, Zac Carter, told me something that still to this day sticks with me to a degree.
"It it only illegal if you get caught," is what he said to me when I talked to him about cheating on tests and homework.
I never bought that kind of logic because I always knew that you only got punished if you were caught, but it taught me that there are people who will take risks and do stupid things hoping that they turn out great in the end.
Well, Brian Cushing was one of those people, and he certainly paid a price this past week.
Not only has he been tarnished/labeled with the term 'cheater,' but he's lost his spot on the second team All-Pro...

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