Cushing: Banned substance is non-steroid
Brian Cushing insists the failed drug test that led to his suspension was for a non-steroidal banned substance, the Texans linebacker told FOXSports.com exclusively on Saturday.
"I did not take a steroid," Cushing said. "I'm very disappointed because I thought we would've won the appeal. I'm still stunned by the decision. It'll be tough not being with my teammates."
Cushing was suspended for four games on Friday for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The 2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year will miss the first four games of the upcoming season and be eligible to return during the week of Oct. 4. The Texans play Indianapolis, Washington, Dallas and Oakland during his suspension.