Brian Cushing’s lawyer claims his client didn’t fail HGH test

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Did Houston Texans’ linebacker Brian Cushing really fail a performance enhancing drug test?

News broke earlier this week that the NFL has suspended Houston Texans’ starting linebacker Brian Cushing for 10 games following a failed performance enhancing drug test.

It was Cushing’s second failed PED test during his career, which is why his suspension is so long.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Friday that he’s spoken with Cushing’s lawyer, who has told him that his client is not the person who failed the HGH test administered by the NFL.

If Cushing didn’t fail the test, then who did? Did his sample get mixed up with someone else’s?

It doesn’t help Cushing’s cause that this is his second failed test.

Even former Texans’ fullback Vonta Leach came out and wrote on Twitter this week that Cushing has always been juicing.

So let’s face it, Cushing doesn’t have much credibility at all. Given his reputation, he won’t get the benefit of the doubt.

Even though Cushing has been a very good player for the Texans over the years, they didn’t miss him during Thursday night’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals because rookie Zach Cunnningham filled in admirably.

Pro Football Focus gave Cunningham a grade of 83.4 for his efforts against the Bengals.

It looks like Texans’ general manager Rick Smith may have found a gem with Cunningham.

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Comment below and tell us what you think about what Cushing’s lawyer has come out and said about his client. Also is Cunningham better than Cushing?