View Full Version : Cushing Blames Overtraining

Donald Lee
08-10-2010, 07:21 PM

The Houston Texans asked the NFL to reduce or rescind the four-game suspension given to star linebacker Brian Cushing on Monday, saying he has a unique medical condition stemming from something called overtrained athlete syndrome.

Cushing described the condition after Monday morning's practice. He said the syndrome can trigger hormonal spikes after breaks in training, explaining why he would have tested positive for a fertility drug last September -- a drug he said he never took.

This is a pretty laughable excuse. It's much more laughable than Manny Ramirez' fertiligy drug excuse.

Garrett Smith
08-11-2010, 06:06 AM
Overtraining spiking hCG levels? Hahahahah.

Christine Petty
08-11-2010, 09:48 PM
"We've gone in depth, and there has been a lot of money spent on the research," he said. "There have been a lot of interesting results that I think can help us."

Lot of interesting results that'll help the next guy beat a drug test, maybe.

Garrett Smith
08-12-2010, 06:09 AM
It would seem that they might have a long way to go to overpower the research on hCG and overtraining that's already been done.

One study, the title should be enough:
Kujala UM, Alen M & Huhtaniemi IT 1990 Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone and human chorionic gonadotrophin tests reveal that both hypothalamic and testicular endocrine functions are suppressed during acute prolonged physical exercise. Clinical Endocrinology 33 219225.

Steve Shafley
08-12-2010, 11:49 AM
It's very likely that Cushing or his handlers had gotten counterfeit GH on the black market, which often relabeled HCG.

Blame the insidious Chinese.