Last week brought two reports concerning the four-game suspended, Houston Texans OLB Brian Cushing. First, Yahoo Sports’ The Shutdown Corner spoke with Texans OT Eric Winston, and second, ChicagoBreakingSports.com spoke with Chicago Bears OLB Lance Briggs about Cushing’s performance enhancing drug violation and suspension.
In Winston’s interview with Doug Farrar of The Shutdown Corner, Winston commented on the affect of the suspension on Cushing:
He’s been working just as hard. It’s never been a question of the work, or the time he puts in. He’s a great guy to have on your team, and a fun guy off the field. We all have his back here, and we’re expecting great things from him in the 12 games he will get to play. He’s going to come in and not miss a beat, and be the same All-Pro player he was last year.
In an interview with ChicagoBreakingSports.com, Briggs told Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune:
“Cheaters rarely prosper. I don’t know what the whole deal was, but I just know he did things you ain’t supposed to do.”
Briggs still must be bitter about having to be re-voted to the NFL’s All-Pro team at linebacker after Cushing’s suspension; however, in the words of Briggs’ teammate, Brian Urlacher, its “a touchy subject, with the way they test for everything.”