When defensive rookie of the year Brian Cushing tested positive for a fertility drug used as a masking agent for steroids, it's hard to say it was exactly shocking.
The guy came into the NFL strong as has already transformed himself into a less green version of the Incredible Hulk.
Just take a look at his before and after pictures and decide for yourself.
Now this guys doesn't exactly strike me as the so-ripped-that-it's-scary type. But, you know, this stuff doesn't happen right away in college.
But to go from that to this usually takes more than just hours in the weight room. His arms are already starting to take on a shape of a small child.
In college, those armband things actually fit around his arms. Think he'd have any trouble getting them on his pythons now?
With biceps like that, it's incredible he has any room to cradle the ball. Maybe that's why he plays defense.
We're not saying he wasn't strong before, obviously if you're a player at USC you're going to have strength. But Cushing wasn't huge here.
Take a look at his face. Nice and clear right?
We feel you, Brian. We also feel that acne on your face. Did you stop caring about hygiene or can you just not help the pimples popping up on your face?
So, in conclusion, here is Brian before the juice. Nice young man, sculpted but not ripped to shreds.
And here is Brian after roids. He's got muscles coming out of muscles.
Hard work and dedication? Sure, with a little help from a needle it looks like.