Urlacher: Makes no sense Cushing played full season

Gale Sayers isn’t the only player Brian Urlacher has had some critical words for.

The Bears middle linebacker lambasted Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers for remarks he made earlier this month, pointing out Sayers was part of some downright lousy teams during his playing days.

Urlacher didn’t hold back, either, when the subject turned to Brian Cushing, the NFL defensive rookie of the year even after a re-vote. Cushing will be suspended for the first four games this season after testing positive last September for a fertility drug that is on the list of banned substances. Cushing tested positive for elevated levels of hCG, a drug that hardcore steroid users will take at the end of their cycle.

The Associated Press called for a re-vote on the rookie of the year award and somehow Cushing won again. He did, however, lose his spot on the All-Pro team, a move that benefitted Urlacher’s Bears’ teammate Lance Briggs.

“It's a touchy subject, with the way they test for everything,” Urlacher told Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune. “Now, you've got to know what you're putting in your body. I will say this: How do you play the whole season when you test positive the first month of the season? That's not fair to me. It doesn't make any sense."

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