Cushing Keeps Award: Why It Is a Good Thing

Jonathan MaurerCorrespondent IIMay 12, 2010

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 23:  Linebacker Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans looks over the Tennessee Titans offense at Reliant Stadium on November 23, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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No NFL player in the past couple of days has faced more scrutiny then Brian Cushing. But fortunately for Cushing he will keep his defensive rookie of the year award. Unfortunately, he will still be suspended for the first 4 games of the NFL regular season. 

Also, He is still kind of in a lose-lose situation. If he comes back and plays well some will question whether or not he is still taking steroids. If he comes back and plays bad then some will say he played well because of steroids. I think that maybe he is telling the truth and he didn't know that he was taking an a banned substance, but others will have a different view.  

There was a revote for the AP NFL defensive rookie of the year award. The result stayed the same, Brian Cushing won again,Jarius Byrd was runner up. 

I think it is a good thing that he did keep his award. I mean seriously should we take away the 3 superbowls the Pats won? No! Should we take away all the Al MVP awards that Alex Rodriguez won? No! If you are given an award you should be allowed to keep it. If he was tested early in the season for steroids then he shouldn't have been given the award in the first place, but now that it was given to him he should be allowed to keep it! 

But enough about what I think. What do you guys (The readers) think?