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Old 05-11-2010, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default AP revoting on defensive rookie, All-Pro after Cushing breaks policy (UPDATED)

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Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was voted NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year at the end of the 2009 season -- part of The Associated Press' annual awards honoring outstanding on-field performance.

However, as a result of Cushing's violation of the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy and his admission that he took a "nonsteroidal" banned substance, AP is conducting a revote for defensive rookie and All-Pro outside linebacker honors.

Cushing received five All-Pro votes and made the second team. He's still among the nominees in the revote, and ballots are due by noon ET Wednesday.

"This is the first time we've encountered an issue like this," said Lou Ferrara, AP's managing editor for sports and entertainment. "Because these awards are based on on-field performance, we consider it necessary to review the matter and allow for a revote, especially after concerns were raised by many of our voters."

Cushing was a runaway winner for the defensive rookie award in balloting by a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the league. He received 39 votes, easily beating Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd, who had six.
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what a disgrace and hes suspended for the first 4 games.....Jairus Byrd should have won it to begin with, IMO...

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