Brian Cushing And the Department Of Bad Timing

Adventures in Public Relations:

At 2:13 this afternoon, we got this e-mail:

My name is Ryan Cole and I work for ESBL Sports management where we handle the PR for Houston Texans' Rookie of the Year and Pro Bowler Brian Cushing.

I wanted to reach out to you in regards to setting up an interview with Brian, as he is very determined to get his name out there and give his fans a chance to get to know him and what he's all about....Please let me know if you are interested in setting up a time to interview
him, as I would love the opportunity to work with you on this!
Now over the wires comes this:

The Houston Texans' defense took a major blow Friday when defensive rookie of the year Brian Cushing learned he is being suspended four games for violating the NFL's steroid policy, according to league sources.

Cushing appealed the league's decision at a hearing at the NFL scouting combine in February but was informed Friday his appeal had been rejected, according to sources.

Cushing will be allowed to participate in training camp with the Texans this summer, but then will serve his four game suspension to start the 2010 regular season.

Cushing's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, did not return telephone calls seeking comment.

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