Fujita joins Athlete Ally Ambassador Program

Scott Fujita Latest NFL Player to Join Athlete Ally Ambassador Program

Athlete Ally
January 15, 2013

It’s a distinct pleasure to announce that another outstanding equality activitst of NFL fame has joined the Athlete Ally Ambassdor program. Linebacker Scott Fujita of the Cleveland Browns is the latest professional athlete to join our team, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him on board.

“The Athlete Ally Ambassador program is growing nearly every week,” says Hudson Taylor, Executive Director of Athlete Ally. “Our roster of athletes exemplifies sportsmanship and stands for everything that a pro athlete should stand for.”

As we continue to strive towards a climate that is inclusive and accepting in all sports, it’s absolutely crucial to have as many straight athletes as possible step forward to voice their support for the LGBT community. With NFL ambassadors like Scott, who joins Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo, we are making forward progress at a rapid rate.

Sean Avery, the former standout New York Ranger and Athlete Ally Board Member said of the news, “This is such a huge step in the right direction. Men like Scott-and of course Brendon and Chris-are an example not only to their teammates, but to coaches, administrators, and sports fans everywhere, no matter the level.”

We can’t thank these men enough for being pillars of respect and equality in their sport, and as we continue in 2013, we hope to build a large roster of Athlete Ally Ambassadors across all forms of athletics.

Full article at: http://athleteally.org/blog/entry/scott-fujita-latest-nfl-player-to-join-athlete-ally-ambassador-program

Filed in: Press Room • Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

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Scott Fujita

Scott Fujita was born in Ventura, California on April 28, 1979. He was a three-sport standout at Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, CA before heading to the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with Honors in Political Science and earned a Masters degree in Education.

Fujita has played in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns. Read more