The Houston Texans knew during the 2009 season that linebacker Brian Cushing had ``an issue'' with the NFL.
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The Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year award winner was suspended by the league last week for violating its steroid policy. Cushing admits to taking a ``nonsteroidal'' banned substance.
Texans owner Robert McNair says Monday that ``Brian had mentioned that he had an issue there, but we don't know what any of the details are.'' McNair adds the team didn't know what doctors he consulted or what evidence the league had.
McNair adds being ``left out of the loop'' is something that should be addressed in the next collective bargaining agreement.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Texans 25/1 long shots to win the 2011 Super Bowl.
Posted: 5/11/10 2:30PM ET