As a Houston Texan Fan and super fan of the ‘Cush’, this event has been hard for me to swallow. From the reports that I have read it seems that Cushing tested positive for the month of September, but then passed in the months of October, November, etc. Now, its easy for me to want to say that since he did pass for most of the season he should be considered legal and therefore award all his success. However, lets say I take steroids to get to 250 pounds from 220 and then I quit before the season and get tested and its been long enough for me to pass… this is still cheating and no award should be given. To me his performance of 2009 showed his tremendous talents which were both physically and mentally. If his ability continues to shine in 2010 (which I believe it will) then he will regain my full support by the human belief of a second chance.
I now know what being a homer feels like. Its easy to give excuses and turn arounds when all you want to do is see your team succeed. But at what cost? I don’t want to be filled with guilt and ‘what if’ questions. I am glad he was suspended and his award is being reviewed. The Texans can and will win without him which will cause Cushing to open his eyes on the truth – we can survive without you. The Texans are a proud organization that does not purse criminals, cheaters, and drama queens. That is the reason why we released Dunta Robinson and why we don’t purse players like Pacman or TO.