Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Texans' Brian Cushing Receives 10-Game Suspension For PED Violation

Texans' Brian Cushing Receives 10-Game Suspension For PED Violation

The Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was suspended 10 games on Wednesday for PED use, the team announced.

In a statement to ESPN, Cushing's lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, said the veteran linebacker "is aware of the negative impact he has had on his team and most important his fans".

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has been suspended for 10 games by the NFL for violating the league's performance enhancers policy. Cushing had won 2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year, an honor which was jeopardized by the suspension.

The 30-year-old Cushing will be eligible to return to the roster on November 28, one day after Houston (0-1) faces the Baltimore Ravens.

Cushing wasn't going to play on Thursday night when the Texas travel to play the Cincinnati Bengals due to a concussion sustained in the season-opening loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday.

According to ESPN, Cushing has been suspended by the National Football League for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) a second time. Cushing was suspended for four games in 2010 for the same offense. He's spent all nine of his seasons with the Texans.

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