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After reports earlier this week were released that Houston Texans Linebacker Brian Cushing had used performance enhancing drugs during his rookie campaign and would be suspended the first four games of the upcoming 2010-2011 NFL season. That though was not the worse of it for Cushing. Reports later came out about having a due over in the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Award which meant Cushing had a very good chance that he could be stripped of his award.

Today the voters went in and came out with the decision. Cushing had gotten 39 votes originally. This time Cushing would receive 18 votes, 21 less then the first time through but even so it was enough for him to keep his award as the runner up Jairus Byrd of The Buffalo Bills received 13 votes.

So Brain Cushing will remain the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. He said that he was disappointed in the leagues ruling of suspending him but his championship mind set would still be in place when he returned from his 4 game suspension.

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