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Report: Texans owner to meet with Commish about Cushing

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.

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19 Responses to “Report: Texans owner to meet with Commish about Cushing”
  1. Dick Buttkiss says: Aug 8, 2010 10:06 PM

    So, that means Brian Cushing is pregnant. That’s a tremendous defense, guys.

  2. Cushing Will Kill You says: Aug 8, 2010 10:08 PM

    Just read the article on the Houston Chronicle site and popped over here to see if there was any commentary.
    It’s weird, I tell you. I feel like McNair wouldn’t meet with Goodell without compelling evidence. But seriously, what evidence could that possibly be? I don’t want to see Cush turn into the Roger Clemens of the NFL.
    The Cushing story had really died down over the last several weeks, thank goodness. But now this…

  3. robert ethen says: Aug 8, 2010 10:13 PM

    Cushing was railroaded. You heard it here first. If he has a case the NFL should be responsible for all the costs in proving it. Stuttering DeElmer Fudd, that pathetic excuse for head of the NFLPA, should be returned to his level of incompetence forthwith. As a law clerk.

  4. MrHumble says: Aug 8, 2010 10:20 PM

    Two years ago Goodell rarely changed a suspension but in the past year he has been about as soft as toilet paper. It’s already anticipated that he will lower the Raper’s, VJ’s and found a new meaning for “zero tolerance” as it relates to vince young, michael vick, ced benson, etc. As for McNair meeting with Goodell…..how stupid, the owners are goodell’s boss…if they are going to meet then goodell is going to lower the suspension. just like the players who have been meeting with goodell and accusing him of playing them for fools as it relates to a new CBA, goodell and the owners are playing the fans for fools.

  5. steelers rule says: Aug 8, 2010 10:43 PM

    He was caught with roids in his system= zero games
    No charges and false allegations filed by a drunk slut named DTF= 6 GAMES!

  6. seanx says: Aug 8, 2010 10:51 PM

    This may sound dumb, but doesn’t Goodell work for Cushing and the other owners?

  7. steelers rule says: Aug 8, 2010 10:57 PM

    Hey Seanx, Cushing is a player, not an owner!

  8. Cushing Will Kill You says: Aug 8, 2010 10:57 PM

    Steelers rule: jump to conclusions much?

  9. Wonka says: Aug 8, 2010 11:02 PM

    I guess that is the difference between the Rooney and McNair. Ronney’s player is accused of getting in trouble and he asks the commish for a long suspension. McNair’s guy flunks a drug test and McNair lies and claims the pregnant urine in his player is a natural thing….
    Any way you slice it Goodell’s conduct policy and enforcement is completely arbitrary.

  10. ijr213 says: Aug 8, 2010 11:03 PM

    Apparently Bob McNair doesn’t care about Brian Cushing’s excuse. If you’ll recall, he said that it was because of tumors. Basically, Cushing was making a mockery of cancer patients. By McNair going to “talk to the commissioner about Cushing”, he is saying that making statements like what Cushing said is OK. And it is not. Not in the least.

  11. amivy says: Aug 8, 2010 11:03 PM

    # steelers rule says: August 8, 2010 10:43 PM
    He was caught with roids in his system= zero games
    No charges and false allegations filed by a drunk slut named DTF= 6 GAMES!
    —————————————————–
    1) He wasn’t caught with roids in his system for.
    2) 2 different sexual assault allegations made, one of which he cornered a girl in the bathroom and didn’t allow her to leave is criminal, not ethical.
    3) 6 games will in all likely hood be reduced to 4 games.

  12. VoxVagina says: Aug 8, 2010 11:28 PM

    steelers fans will bitch about anything. I will bet that at least a few players on their team have been on HGH at some point. I find it hard to believe that James Harrison went from dud to stud at age 29 without some kind of PED. Cushing has also been on the juice since high school and everyone knew it. No amount of begging and ass kissing Bob McNair does will change the terms of the suspension.

  13. Wildcats55 says: Aug 8, 2010 11:39 PM

    You idiots who say he was pregnant, have A. absolutely NO medical knowledge, and B. Obviously have no idea how to use Google and get your own answers, instead of being fed what the media wants you to know. hcG DOES occur in pregnant women at an elevated level, but it also has a natural level of 0-5 iu/ml in men. He was found with an elevated level which can occur naturally as these extensive tests I KNOW proved. Brian Cushing is a blue collar, bustass in the weightroom. He’s busted his ass in Defranco’s Gym since he was a teenager, and never touched a PED, because Joe Defranco has a zero tolerance for that kind of crap, and would toss him out in an instant. Brian Cushing is the type of guy that will give his credit card to his trainer to buy him all the things he needs to help improve his body, and be the best he can be. You people that accuse him are simple minded and have no idea how to think for yourselves.

  14. robert ethen says: Aug 8, 2010 11:49 PM

    Cushing only said that he was concerned about a possible tumor, which is one of the causes of an elevated hormone level. He never said he had one, only that he wasn’t using steroids or masking agents. If you give him the benefit of the doubt, then it’s a legitimate concern. Considering the fact that two of the three physicians at the hearing testified that a pre-existing condition he had with a pituitary gland was capable of producing the (barely) positive test results, there is lots of room for doubt.
    UnJolly Roger and DeElmer Fudd consulted on the issue and decided that a high profile white rookie with rumors dogging him, was too juicy an example to let escape. Now maybe they may have to deal with the consequences. If Goodell doesn’t blink, I don’t think the matter will just go away. Either McNair or Steinberg, Cushing’s lawyer, is going to want to see justice done. I think that Goodell and Smith are probably feeling a tad squirmy at the moment.

  15. Wildcats55 says: Aug 9, 2010 12:05 AM

    Thank you Robert Ethen.

  16. rovibe says: Aug 9, 2010 12:13 AM

    steelers rule says:
    August 8, 2010 10:43 PM
    He was caught with roids in his system= zero games
    No charges and false allegations filed by a drunk slut named DTF= 6 GAMES!
    ———————————–
    Get a clue. Roethlisberger wasn’t suspended for the things they couldn’t prove he’s guilty of; he was suspended for what he ADMITTED to doing — having sex in a public restroom. Here’s an idea: go out and do the same thing in public with a uniform or nametag on from your job, and see if your boss doesn’t get upset about it. Got it now?

  17. DarkHorse81 says: Aug 9, 2010 2:01 AM

    Wildcats55 says:
    August 8, 2010 11:39 PM
    You idiots who say he was pregnant, have A. absolutely NO medical knowledge, and B. Obviously have no idea how to use Google and get your own answers, instead of being fed what the media wants you to know. hcG DOES occur in pregnant women at an elevated level, but it also has a natural level of 0-5 iu/ml in men. He was found with an elevated level which can occur naturally as these extensive tests I KNOW proved. Brian Cushing is a blue collar, bustass in the weightroom. He’s busted his ass in Defranco’s Gym since he was a teenager, and never touched a PED, because Joe Defranco has a zero tolerance for that kind of crap, and would toss him out in an instant. Brian Cushing is the type of guy that will give his credit card to his trainer to buy him all the things he needs to help improve his body, and be the best he can be. You people that accuse him are simple minded and have no idea how to think for yourselves.
    ————————————————–
    Child Please !!

  18. CleanSlaton says: Aug 9, 2010 6:44 AM

    Time to get out that soapbox again, sanctimonious PFT ‘writers’.

  19. JimmySmith says: Aug 9, 2010 9:01 AM

    Its bad enough the Vikings found a way around the NFL substance abuse policies to make a mockery of Goodell, he is not about to sit by and let Cushing get off just because the owner doesn’t have a decent back up LB for the 4 game suspension.
    Cushing got caught, deal with it.

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