I say "allegedly" because I haven't actually read the Men's Journal article in which James Harrison waxed poetic on Brian Cushing, Roger Goodell, Ben Roethlisberger, and any number of other topics (though ESPN is reporting that Harrison was quoted as describing Cushing as "juiced out of his mind"). Men's Journal has part of the article available on its website, but they don't disclose the quote about Cushing in that excerpt.
Predictably, Harrison has supposedly claimed that the writer "twisted many of his comments." Riiiiiiiight.
Being that this is a Texans blog, this qualifies as news. That said, I don't exactly find myself outraged at what Harrison said (though it was undeniably stupidly incendiary on Harrison's part). Cushing was suspended for the first four games of the 2010 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, appealed that ruling, lost, had Bob McNair meet with the commissioner to explain the concept of "overtrained athlete syndrome" in the hope of getting the suspension reduced, and had the suspension affirmed yet again. It's not like Harrison said what he said about Cushing without some semblance of evidence to justify his position. That doesn't make what Harrison said right, of course, but I'm not about to get righteously indignant like I might if the target was someone who hadn't served a suspension for violating the league's drug policy.
Does anyone want to jump to Cushing's defense? Do you have any other thoughts on James Harrison's interview? If so, let the comments be your arena.