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More fuel to the Brian Cushing fire

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2009, file

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2009, file phot,om Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing (56) looks on during an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Houston. Cushing had been suspended four games without pay on Friday, May 7, 2010, for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) Photo Credit: AP

The Brian Cushing story refuses to die down today.

We know that they'll re-vote for the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award, and that Texans' owner Bob McNair is unhappy with the NFL for not being kept in the loop on Cushing's four-game suspension.

Now we hear Cushing passed a lie-detector test stating he didn't take PEDs. How do we know this? From ESPN's Adam Schefter's Twitter page.

But we know nothing else about the when/where/why because Schefter hasn't reported the story on

We'll keep you posted if anything further comes from that.

But in the meantime, we can tell you that the ROY award might not be the only award taken from Cushing's mantel.

According to, the AP will redo the All-Pro vote for outside linebackers as well. Cushing was second-team All-Pro, as he finished third at the position with five votes (Elvis Dumervil of the Broncos was first with 46, and the Cowboys' DeMarcus Ware was second with 37).

Pittsburgh's LaMarr Woodley got four, while teammate James Harrison and Chicago's Lance Briggs were tied with three apiece. If Cushing's votes go to those guys, he could have his All-Pro status stripped away.

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