Texans hire Brian Cushing as assistant

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The Texans have hired Brian Cushing to join their strength and conditioning staff and to help on defense, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The move was not well received on Twitter.

The league suspended Cushing four games in 2010 for testing positive for HCG, a fertility drug that was on the NFL’s banned-substances list. He received a 10-game suspension in 2017 for violating the NFL’s PEDs policy again.

He spent nine seasons in the league after the Texans made him a first-round choice. Cushing earned Pro Bowl honors and defensive rookie of the year as a rookie.

Cushing made 674 tackles and 13.5 sacks in his career, which ended after the 2017 season.

11 responses to “Texans hire Brian Cushing as assistant

  1. I don’t understand the negative reaction. He’ll be able to teach players to not make the same mistakes he did in getting busted for PED’s.

  2. I’m sure there will be ” juice ” jokes aplenty with this one; however, he was not busted for ” steroids ” in the NFL. He was busted for ” too much testosterone ” on his first suspension and for a ” physician prescribed drug for depression ” on the second. Plenty of other players in the league are taking the same medication for depression; however, they were all smart enough to disclose it to the league and therefore were still able to play.

    This due brought intensity, defensive team captain, best motivator and was the team’s all time leader in tackles.

    He was let go because of money, not his suspensions.

    I welcome the addition to the coaching staff and the line backer core.

  3. “The move was not well received on Twitter.”
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    Seriously, are we really going to reference Twitter reactions now? Millenials.

  4. This is a bad look for a team that refuses to give any player with a previous bad mark a cahmce. But they will give their own ex player that got in trouble twice a coaching job, that coaching job!

  5. akira1971 says:January 29, 2019 at 2:51 pm
    “The move was not well received on Twitter.”
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    Seriously, are we really going to reference Twitter reactions now? Millenials.
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    Why are you blaming millennials for Twitter? It’s just one medium for expressing views. Not everyone wants to post on PFT or other talk boards. The biggest abuser of Twitter is a 72 year old man, though he acts very childish.

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