Green Bay Packers’ receiver James Jones is making the rounds.
Earlier this week he was kicking your kid’s ass at arm wrestling. Now, he’s giving Houston Texans’ linebacker Brian Cushing the business.
Jones was asked by a Milwaukee radio station what he thought of Cushing winning the defensive rookie of the year in the AP re-vote, after he was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s banned substances policy.
“If it was me, I probably would have just stripped [the AP defensive rookie of the year award],” Jones said. “Obviously, you’re basically saying it’s OK to cheat and still get by. I mean, I don’t think it was the right thing to do. I think [if] you cheated and used steroids you shouldn’t be able to hold that award.”
To be fair, Cushing didn’t test positive for steroids. He tested positive for a substance known to be a masking agent for steroids.
Although many members of the media have spoken harsh words about Cushing, Jones is one of the first players to do so. Will he be the last?
Who knows, but let’s hope Jones makes as much noise on the field this season as he’s making off it.