Could Clay Matthews Be Next? Hold You...

Could Clay Matthews Be Next? Hold Your Breath Packers Fans

There are 9 comments on the Bleacher Report story from May 8, 2010, titled Could Clay Matthews Be Next? Hold Your Breath Packers Fans. In it, Bleacher Report reports that:

If you're an avid football follower, then you've probably already heard that Houston Texans' linebacker and the 2009 NFL defensive rookie of the year Brian Cushing has tested positive for steroids and will be suspended four games at the beginning of next year.

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Packfan

United States

#1 May 8, 2010
Slow day eh Zach,if it happens it happens
packerhacker

Carpentersville, IL

#2 May 11, 2010
Packfan wrote:
Slow day eh Zach,if it happens it happens
Somethings fishy with Matthews, putting on 80 pounds in that short of time. I hope the NFL tests him.
Jeremy

Barney, ND

#3 May 11, 2010
NEWS ALERT!!! The NFL, MLB, and NBA players take performance enhancing drugs. I hope people weren't born yesterday.
GBPfan

Fountain, CO

#4 May 11, 2010
Clay must be doing it right. He should. He has some of the best teachers in his family. No true pro would get caught. That's amatuer. You know, like taking banned diuretics before an upcoming weigh-in and drug test. That's not only cheating, it's stupid.

normallylikeyell ow

Tyrone, PA

#5 May 12, 2010
C'mon, who among us has not gained 80 lbs lifting weights and drinking Creatine?
GBPfan

Fountain, CO

#6 May 12, 2010
Teams used to dispense steroids without telling the players. The current rules don't really ban the use of PEDs. The rules punish the detection of certain substances in certain amounts. Technology will always be battling back and forth. Even last year, Cushing's test results wouldn't have earned a suspension. A system like that rewards "not getting caught." It will never change. It will always be a foolish and silly game played between the league and the players. Anybody that thinks otherwise, isn't really thinking.

The irony is that if you are a coach and get caught cheating, you get named "coach of the year." If you're a player and test positive for a slightly elevated naturally occurring hormone, you get suspended and retroactively lose honors and awards. When the Broncos got caught cheating after the 1997 season, the league didn't take the Lombardi Trophy away and award it to the Packers. There is one set of standards for owners and coaches and another for players.
Mike Shanahan

Aurora, IL

#7 May 12, 2010
GBPfan wrote:
Teams used to dispense steroids without telling the players. The current rules don't really ban the use of PEDs. The rules punish the detection of certain substances in certain amounts. Technology will always be battling back and forth. Even last year, Cushing's test results wouldn't have earned a suspension. A system like that rewards "not getting caught." It will never change. It will always be a foolish and silly game played between the league and the players. Anybody that thinks otherwise, isn't really thinking.
The irony is that if you are a coach and get caught cheating, you get named "coach of the year." If you're a player and test positive for a slightly elevated naturally occurring hormone, you get suspended and retroactively lose honors and awards. When the Broncos got caught cheating after the 1997 season, the league didn't take the Lombardi Trophy away and award it to the Packers. There is one set of standards for owners and coaches and another for players.
Yep, them poor Packers. I felt bad for Ronnie Wolf back then. At least TT is taking them in the right direction.
GBPfan

Fountain, CO

#8 May 12, 2010
Mike Shanahan wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, them poor Packers. I felt bad for Ronnie Wolf back then. At least TT is taking them in the right direction.
Since you're from Illinois, I'm sure you consider it the right direction. Every Bear and Viking fan does.

BTW I don't feel sorry for the Packers. That wasn't my point. My point was the one I stated: There is a different standard for owners and coaches cheating than the standard applied to players.
GBPfan

Fountain, CO

#9 May 13, 2010
Cushing retained the rookie of the year honor, but his vote total was cut by more than half this time. The double standard for cheating is alive and well.

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