It’s difficult for any parent to read negative news about his or her child. Brian Cushing’s father, Frank, is standing up for his son, on a blog’s comment section.
Last week, Lance Zierlein of the Houston Chronicle wrote a blog post calling out some of the Texans’ problems. One of the problems he signaled out was Cushing’s poor play at linebacker.
[Rick] Smith and Gary Kubiak are the brain-trust behind … drafting Brian Cushing who looks VERY average after his suspensions for banned substances. Multiple sources around the league have told me that they felt like the rumors of potential PED use surrounding Cushing had enough smoke behind it to keep them from taking him, but the Texans either didn’t have that info, didn’t believe it or chose to ignore it. He better jump back into Beast Mode or Mr. McNair is going to wonder if he was duped by the old bait-and-switch.
The analysis is not totally off.
Last season, Cushing emerged as a force at outside linebacker. He recorded a total of 134 tackles and five sacks. In 2010, he only has 36 total tackles with no sacks.
Frank Cushing responded to the article with a lengthy defense of his son. Here is his rant in its entirety.
Lance, I am Brian Cushing’s father and proud of it.
Do you still believe in BP, Enron, Wall Street, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and all the corporations that feed the American public like the NFL?
Do you know the NFL’s testing procedures? Do you know what happened at the appeal’s meeting in Indy?
What was his score? Do you know the agreement for further testing and the scores?
Do you know that his nutrionist is the New York Jets nutrionist since college?
Amazing that you take one side and hang a clean cut kid!
Do you know that his score was a passing score 2 years ago and the NFL doctor didn’t know that the Lab Man from Ohio State (USC 38, OS 3)dropped the passing grade from 10 to 6 (-40%).
Do you know that one of the finest medical school’s in US tested him and stated that they found no indication he ever used steriods and/or performance enhancing drugs?
Do you know that he passed an ex-FBI lie detector test in Denver on this subject?
Do you know that the NFL blew off a 4 hour presentation by the former head of Houston medical school and the top HCG doctor in US, who stated Cushing was clean?
If you want the facts and the truth are home phone number is xxx-xxx-xxxx. We will be back in NJ from Thursday on!
Weird touch leaving his home phone number, but Zierlein responded to the comment and confirmed that the number is Cushing’s.
Brian Cushing was caught using a banned substance and paid the price. Now he has to work to prove that it wasn’t the PED that enhanced his play. So far, he has made it easy to chalk up his success to cheating.