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Brian Cushing's creative excuse

Updated: August 11, 2010, 12:07 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

There's a book out there waiting to be written on performance-enhancing drugs and the athletes who either did or didn't use them. It should center on the creative excuses used by those athletes who believe their tests have mistakenly turned up positive. Maybe it should be titled: "From Flaxseed Oil to Jack Daniel's: An Oral History of Lame Excuses."

You see, we complain loud and long when athletes are boring and rote, so it's only fair that we give them credit for being creative ...

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