It’s probably a good thing that the Houston Texans waited until Super Bowl Week to announce the newest addition to their coaching staff.
Everything else is flying under the radar as the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams prepare for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta this coming Sunday.
So when it was reported that the Texans have hired former linebacker and well-known PED user Brian Cushing to work with their defense in the strength and conditioning capacity, it wasn’t going to get a lot of play.
Texans have hired their former linebacker Brian Cushing to work with strength and conditioning staff and to help on defense.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 29, 2019
We can throw that one out the window. Cushing was suspended four games during the 2010 season after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.
Then, in 2017, the former USC standout was suspended another 10 games for PED use. That pretty much ended his NFL career.
This wasn’t lost on Texans fans responding to Tuesday’s news.
Brian at the first team meeting be like pic.twitter.com/bKMyI6u0Dn
— Pinche Meelo (@PincheMeelo) January 29, 2019
That’s like hiring Lee Harvey Oswald as a Secret Service agent.
— Larry BeSaw (@lbesaw847) January 29, 2019
@dolphinmeg he is going to give them all PEDs. Bad move!!
— Terence McMahon (@tmantxlong) January 29, 2019
Isn't that akin to hiring Michael Vick as Dog Catcher?
— @MichaelKingWF (@michaelkingwf) January 29, 2019
NFL testing authority every week at Texans facility like pic.twitter.com/V2xzGgz1tc
— 22 personnel (@coachmezee) January 29, 2019
Irony is not dead
— Thistle (@thistlecrown) January 29, 2019
— Justin Farrar (@Justin_Farrar9) January 29, 2019
— Carlos The G (@spacecity4life) January 29, 2019
— White X Gold (@krisPNF) January 29, 2019
— Jordan Arnold (@IdkJustMeJordan) January 29, 2019
NO PEDS!!!! WITCH HUNT!!! https://t.co/T9HvT7Swjt
— Jesse Reed (@JesseReed78) January 29, 2019
But hey, Tom Brady is a “known cheater,” right?