Brian Cushing of Houston Texans Suspended for 10 Games.
Milwaukee, WI --- Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was suspended for 10 games for violating the leagues performance-enhancing drug policy.
The loss of Cushing will be a crushing blow for the Texans, as they were blown out 29-7 to the Jaguars in week one. Cushing left the game after recording three tackles due to a concussion, and was ruled out of this upcoming Thursday night game.
Rumors of steroid use has followed Cushing like a dog since his days at USC, but the Texans were steadfast and drafted him as the 15th overall pick in the 2009 draft.
This is the second time the linebacker has been suspended for testing positive for PED's. In September of his rookie season he tested positive for HCG, a fertility drug banned by the NFL. He would be go on to win the league's defensive rookie of the year honors after producing one of the most dominant rookie seasons by a defensive player in NFL history. It was only after his rookie campaign was over was he then suspended the first four games of the 2010 season.
He will eligible to return to the roster on Nov. 28.