The NFL has suspended Texans linebacker Brian Cushing for 10 games without pay for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Cushing is a repeat offender, which explains the hefty amount of time he’ll miss. He missed the first four games of the 2010 season for violating the same policy.

Because Cushing is a gigantic man who during his USC career had an infamous photo making him look exactly like your stereotypical steroid user, social media had plenty of jokes about his newest suspension.

Missing 10 games is a serious penalty, and Cushing will lose at least $4 million as well. He won’t be eligible to return until Nov. 28, ahead of Houston’s Week 13 game against the Titans. But let’s remember that Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant was suspended for an entire season for using marijuana. The NFL needs to get its priorities straight, not that that’s news to anyone.

Fortunately, the NFL appears open to altering its drug policies.


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