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Texans’ Brian Cushing fights teammate Antonio Smith

The first time the Houston Texans played the Tennessee Titans this season, Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan got into football’s most talked-about fight of the year.

Today’s Texans-Titans rematch did not feature a Johnson-Finnegan rematch. But it did feature another fight on the field — and this time it was two Texans teammates going at it.

Texans linebacker Brian Cushing and defensive lineman Antonio Smith scuffled in the final seconds of the second quarter, and although teammates and officials intervened before it got as violent as Johnson vs. Finnegan, Cushing did get a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty because his helmet came off in the skirmish.

Our friends at The Big Lead have video of the fight.

It’s not clear what Cushing and Smith were upset about. The fight came right after their teammate Mark Anderson sacked Titans quarterback Kerry Collins. Now the league office, which fined Johnson and Finnegan $25,000 apiece, will have an interesting question to answer this week: How much do players get fined for fighting a teammate?

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34 Responses to “Texans’ Brian Cushing fights teammate Antonio Smith”
  1. wjf010 says: Dec 19, 2010 5:39 PM

    Maybe Cushing grabbed his junk…..

  2. aldavisisthenfl says: Dec 19, 2010 5:47 PM

    roid rage……..

  3. profootballwalk says: Dec 19, 2010 5:48 PM

    Roid rage.

  4. gixrider says: Dec 19, 2010 5:51 PM

    Noooo…..Cushing never used steroids…cough cough<>cough cough

  5. slippyal2 says: Dec 19, 2010 5:54 PM

    Roid rage

  6. dixon29 says: Dec 19, 2010 5:54 PM


  7. thepeoplesjunk says: Dec 19, 2010 5:55 PM

    Roids have a way of making you a little too emotional…. Smith probably said good job and Cushing freaked out…… or maybe he suddenly realized how the roids shrunk his nuts.

  8. JSpicoli says: Dec 19, 2010 5:56 PM

    Cushing must have overtraining disease again.

  9. 8man says: Dec 19, 2010 5:59 PM

    I don’t know any of the Texans and I want to punch them out.

    Poor, poor showing this year. Lame effort to stay out of last in your division. Just lame.

  10. vikesfansteve says: Dec 19, 2010 6:00 PM

    Roid Rage

  11. warriorking1112 says: Dec 19, 2010 6:02 PM

    it’s prolly over a missed assignment that Cushing was trying to make dude man up to!! He was prolly just trying to be a leader lol

  12. vikesfansteve says: Dec 19, 2010 6:02 PM

    Cushing is a complete idiot

    He has b itch tits too

  13. b7p19 says: Dec 19, 2010 6:03 PM

    It’s pretty obvious to me that Cushing was pissed that Smith went after that lineman.

  14. canadianvikingfaniii says: Dec 19, 2010 6:05 PM

    Shawne Merriman Mk. II

  15. steelers6pack says: Dec 19, 2010 6:09 PM

    Cushing= roid rage!

  16. batterychucker says: Dec 19, 2010 6:09 PM

    Smith was fighting with one of the Titans’ lineman and Cushing came to break it up. Smith did his typical “act like a tough guy” routine and directed his lack of control at Cushing. But calling an unsportsmanlike penalty on Cushing when Smith pushed his helmet off is really weak.

  17. fonetiklee says: Dec 19, 2010 6:11 PM

    Smith looked at him crooked, which Cushing took as a slight against his sexuality.

  18. dirtdawg55 says: Dec 19, 2010 6:13 PM

    Roids will be roids. I mean boys will be boys. I guess since Houston can’t beat anybody else they may as well beat on themselves.

  19. realfootballfan says: Dec 19, 2010 6:19 PM

    This has endless roid rage jokes written all over it for the forseeable future.

  20. commandercornpone says: Dec 19, 2010 6:40 PM

    thanx for not showing up today, texans…

  21. cleverbob says: Dec 19, 2010 6:55 PM

    Roid rage

  22. pudgalvin says: Dec 19, 2010 7:00 PM

    Very good MDS. Cause we needed 146 comments about roid rage.

  23. rectumnearlykilledem says: Dec 19, 2010 7:18 PM

    Third vote for Roid Rage.

  24. ralphwilsonsucks says: Dec 19, 2010 7:23 PM

    Hey Gary you’re fired

  25. thedjbambam says: Dec 19, 2010 8:20 PM

    It looks like Antonio Smith was upset with one of the Titans OL who went to block him low towards the end of the play.

  26. brewdogg says: Dec 19, 2010 8:31 PM

    Seriously, all of you need to stop. You know what is going on. That Titan’s lineman took a dive at Smith’s knees, Smith popped up and went after him, Cushing came bulling in and told him to walk away before he gets flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. Ironic how it ended…..

    Steroids make grown men act like immature little children. From what I’ve seen, there are a lot of people on this thread who are on steroids. Grow up.

  27. goldsteel says: Dec 19, 2010 8:58 PM

    brewdogg says:
    Dec 19, 2010 8:31 PM

    Steroids make grown men act like immature little children. From what I’ve seen, there are a lot of people on this thread who are on steroids. Grow up.
    HAHAHAHAHA! You’re a funny guy!

    Seeing two players from the same team fighting on the field is extremely rare. The episode suggests a lack of control over the team by the coaching staff. To put it another way, it’s another nail in the coach’s coffin.

  28. granadafan says: Dec 19, 2010 9:02 PM

    Not only did Roid boy go roid rage on his own teammate, he got a penalty! LOL, when ‘s the last time a guy got a penalty against his own teammate?

  29. hannahrachel02 says: Dec 19, 2010 9:29 PM

    this article is totally biased. smith got at it was a titans player, cushing attempted to get him to calm down…but it didnt work.

    cushing got a penalty because his helmet came off, but smith actually took the helmet off.

  30. rajbais says: Dec 19, 2010 9:48 PM


    Pregnant Woman’s Urine Rage!!!!

  31. mattfrombuffalo says: Dec 19, 2010 9:55 PM

    that was ridiculous. if you watch the video, you will clearly see that cushing did nothing wrong. he was attempting to get smith to stop messing around. to me, it seem to be the actions of a good leader on that team which they’re lacking. if im a coach on that team, i have no room on my roster for a player like antonio smith. that was a total lack of judgement and a liability for the team.

  32. cobrala says: Dec 19, 2010 10:25 PM

    Roids will be roids.
    (bad roids)
    (bad roids)

  33. dg0122 says: Dec 19, 2010 10:35 PM

    everyone is jumping on Cushing’s case for this but Smith was pulled by the coaches, not Cushing…

  34. txraiderfan says: Dec 19, 2010 11:23 PM

    I think we’re all in agreement… Roid Rage is to blame!

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