Fujita weighs in on NFL labor dispute

Former New Orleans Saints Linebacker Scott Fujita weighs in on NFL labor dispute

Published: Friday, March 11, 2011, 7:33 PM; By Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune

Rusty Costanza/The Times-Picayune; Said Cleveland Browns and former New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Fujita: 'Players have been committed to the bargaining process from the beginning. We wish we didn't have to fight this fight.'

Former New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Fujita, who now plays for the Cleveland Browns and served on the NFL Players Association’s executive committee before it decertified, just checked in with a lengthy text:

“Everyone needs to be mindful of who’s controlling the message that the networks deliver,” Fujita said. “(NFL lawyer and lead negotiator Jeff) Pash gets to deliver his statement in fill and his answers to questions are heard. But as for (union lawyer Jim) Quinn? An abrupt cut-off.

“Remember, it was the owners who prematurely opted out of the CBA, and it was the owners who negotiated deals aimed at a lockout. Those are the hard facts, which have been well-documented. Anything else that’s been reported in the past few weeks and months has been speculation with the intent to distract everyone from the FACTS.

“You think the players enjoy this? Players have been committed to the bargaining process from the beginning. We wish we didn’t have to fight this fight. But what I do know is that it’s much easier to fight when “right” is on your side.”

Article posted at: http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2011/03/former_new_orleans_saints_line_4.html

Filed in: Press Room • Monday, March 14th, 2011
 

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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