Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Brian Cushing - Why Can't You Just Go Away?

Honestly, I don't understand the pure level of narcissism that Cushing displayed yesterday and throughout his football career really. Yesterday's talk with the media was the biggest line of BS I've seen since the Miami media suggested that there was no way Ernest Wilford wasn't going to make the Dolphins roster in 2009.

I'm not going to dwell on it because Cushing has probably got more mention on this blog than almost all the Miami players and he plays in Houston - or I should say, he'll be sitting in the stands in Houston.  But I can't help but feel, through what little accumulated wisdom that I do have, that Cushing's best possible move would've been to lay low, stay quiet, accept your punishment, and focus on football.  Everyone knows that in the Sports/Entertainment business you're only big news until the next big news comes along, and everyone had already forgotten about his failed drug test until he brought it up again with his cockamamie defense of 'Over-trained Athlete Syndrome'.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Cushing was asked why he is the only NFL player to test positive for hCG when all players work out. 

“I think every individual is genetically different,” he said. “I had a unique situation where something like this occurred. We have, really, the science to back it up. It’s taken months. It’s really beyond what we ever thought, and I think it’s beyond the regular medical doctor. 

“We’ve gotten in-depth, and there’s been a lot of money spent on the research, and there’s been a lot of interesting results that I think are going to help us.”

What research is he talking about, exactly? Has he got a crack staff of Russian scientists importing equipment from Canada and testing on mice and chimpanzees?  Beyond the 'regular medical doctor'...hasn't this guy ever seen Seinfeld?  You do NOT want to be messing with the regular medical doctors....witch doctors are ok, but not medical ones.  Ok, now I'm dwelling....what a douche...