The four-game suspension for Texans LB Brian Cushing has fans "disappointed, but not shocked" according to SB Nation's Battle Red Blog.
As they explain, there have been rumors linking Cushing to steroids since his college days. It was always in the back of their minds.
After the 2009 NFL Draft, the whispers got much quieter. And once Cushing took the field as a Houston Texan and had about as impressive a rookie campaign as a linebacker could have, any remaining doubts were, if not eliminated, silenced. I'm as guilty as anyone in this regard. When the Texans selected Cushing, I was rather vocal about my disapproval of the pick, and part of my disgust was because of the link, rumored or not, to banned substances. Once the season came? I shut up and cheered.