Sport Texans LB Brian Cushing suspended 10 games for second PED offense

01:16  14 september  2017
01:16  14 september  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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Houston Texans Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Cushing , the 2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year, has been suspended for the first four games of the 2010 season f. Players In Terrible Offenses You Should Still Be Targeting.

Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has been suspended 10 games by the NFL for his second violation of the league's substance abuse policy. The Pro Bowler was also suspended four games in 2010 for performance-enhancing drug use.

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The NFL announced the suspension Wednesday.

"Brian Cushing of the Houston Texans has been suspended without pay for the team's next 10 games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances," the official statement read. "Cushing's suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Texans' active roster on Tuesday, November 28 following the team's November 27 game against the Baltimore Ravens."

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Houston Texans owner Bob McNair is meeting with Roger Goodell today, appealing LB Brian Cushing 's four- game suspension for suspected PED usage. The explanation they're going with: something called "overtrained athlete syndrome."

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It is unclear what Cushing has tested positive for, but his suspension in 2010 came for what he called a "a non-steroidal banned substance." He appealed but his punishment was upheld.

Cushing, who was drafted by the Texans with the 15th pick in the 2009 draft, was already scheduled to miss Thursday's game with the Bengals due to a concussion.

The former NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year has amassed 421 tackles, 240 assists and 12 sacks in his nine-year NFL career.

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