With a four game suspension for a violation of the league's performance enhancing drug policy, Brian Cushing is down, but not (yet) out. The drug, which ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported as slightly elevated levels of hCG, is on the NFL's banned substance list as a non-steroid PED. The repercussions of Cushing's positive test are still rolling in. Now the AP has announced it will re-vote the 2009 Defensive Rookie Of the Year award, an award Cushing easily won with 39 of a total 50 media votes.

The runner up in last years DROY was Buffalo Safety Jairus Byrd, who received only 6 votes. (Incidentally, Clay Matthews was in third with 3 votes). Now there is big hype for Byrd to claim the award, as well as some strong support in defense of Cushing. Byrd had 45 tackles and tied the league for...

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