After his first football practice of the offseason, Cushing said he had no worries about his health and nothing was bothering him.
“I haven’t felt this great in a while,” Cushing said. “It feels good to have
all those ailments gone, and I’m just flying around.”
Cushing struck a different note less than one week ago at the press conference in which he denied taking a banned substance.
“Right now, I’m concerned about myself,” Cushing said last Thursday. “I’m concerned about my health,
and that’s the most important thing right now. I have to take care of my situation and find out why this is happening
from a health standpoint and also from a prevention standpoint that it
doesn’t happen again.”
Cushing’s lawyer later claimed that the linebacker has an enlarged pituitary gland, which can have many negative health complications. But that issue appears to be largely settled, if he has no lingering health concerns.
It sounds like Cushing won’t say much more about his condition.
“I got everything off my chest that I needed to and pretty much
explained everything I needed to in full detail,” he said. “People can
think what they want, but the truth is out there.”