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NFL Will Not Lift Brian Cushing's Four-Game Suspension

Last week Texans owner Bob McNair visited with Commissioner Roger Goodell in an effort to convince him to lift the four-game suspension on LB Brian Cushing for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs.

Cushing has continually denied that he took a banned substance even claiming that he had something called "overtrained athlete syndrome."

McNair's efforts at overturning the suspension were not successful, the NFL said in a statement on Thursday.

"At the request of Texans owner Bob McNair, Commissioner Goodell reviewed additional medical information presented on behalf of Brian Cushing. The club and Cushing were notified today that after carefully considering all the information, including a review by outside medical experts, the Commissioner finds no basis for changing the decision and that Mr. Cushing's suspension for the first four games of the regular season remains in place."

And that's that. Cushing will be suspended the first four games of the 2010 NFL season.

Check out Battle Red Blog for more on Brian Cushing's suspension.