Earlier this week, Florio rightly pointed out that Commissioner Roger Goodell simply doesn’t change the original terms of a suspension once the suspension has been announced.
Texans owner Bob McNair is hoping to change that.
FOX 26 Sports in Houston reports that McNair will meet with Goodell to try to convince the commish to eliminate or reduce the league’s four game suspension of Texans linebacker Brian Cushing. McNair will try to pull that off by introducing new evidence that he hopes will help Cushing.
Mark Berman reports that Cushing has continued to take tests to attempt to prove that elevated levels of hCG found in his body were naturally occurring. McNair has even paid for the majority of expensive tests this required.
McNair said recently that he wants a team full of Brian Cushings, and the owner is proving it with his actions. Changing the suspension still seems like a long shot despite the extra effort McNair is making.
If nothing else, McNair’s maneuvers should win him a lot of loyalty from Cushing and the rest of the Texans locker room.