Fujita’s Statement re: Suspension

I disagree wholeheartedly with the discipline imposed. I’ve yet to hear the specifics of any allegation against me, nor have I seen any evidence that supports what the NFL alleges in its press release.

I look forward to the opportunity to confront what evidence they claim to have in the appropriate forum. Until then, I stand by my previous comments. I have never contributed money to any so-called “bounty” pool, and any statements to the contrary are false.

To say I’m disappointed with the League would be a huge understatement.

Any further questions can be directed to my union.

Filed in: Press Room • Monday, May 7th, 2012

Comments

By Jimmy Levy on May 7th, 2012 at 11:18 am

To say that the fans fully support you would be a huge understatement. Stay strong!

By Joe dunn on May 7th, 2012 at 11:41 am

I’m with you Scott. Never believed it for a second. Wish you were still here with us….. Who Dat!

By Vickie Murphy on May 7th, 2012 at 11:45 am

I think this whole ‘Bounty’ stuff is so ridiculous!!! It’s football, Goodell should man up and let football be the gridiron football it used to be!!!!!

By chippy dee on May 7th, 2012 at 11:47 am

even in a court of law, there has to be evidence brought against the defendant to convict him/her of wrong doing…no evidence of such a “crime” has been brought against you…seems like the NFL commissioner can go above the United States Constitution on this one…in my opinion…no proof…no suspension…hang in there fujita…New Orleans fans still love you. chippy dee

By Kelly Simpson on May 7th, 2012 at 11:49 am

I have know the Fujita family since I was a freshman in high school; he comes from very established and honest parents and I know in my heart he would not have participated in this bounty bs.

By Linda Kocher on May 7th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I believe Scott Fujita to be one of the most honorable men to have ever worn the Saints uniform. In fact, I just plain believe him to be one of the most honorable men ever, Saint or football player or not. I don’t believe he participated in any bounty program.

I am behind any player that is singled out and treated unfairly. Furthermore Fujita is a consummate professional. Once black and gold always black and gold #WHODAT!

By Heather Hundley-Muran on May 7th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

This is totally bogus, I know Scott would never have done anything like this, I support your appeal and hope the suspensions are lifted. It’s obvious that someone lied in order to make you all suffer, it’s just a shame the NFL can’t see that it’s total hearsay.

By William Thomas on May 7th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I find it disturbing that the nfl simply decides, with arbitrary power, to suspend Scott. I have seen him support issues and causes that are not popular, yet show he has good character and the absurdity of suspending him makes the NFL a laughable institution. I imagine the NFL would suspend Ghandi for not wearing NFL shoes if it could….

By Kris Paxitzis on May 7th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

As u can see scott, the fans believe u. I can’t wait till u put that browns uniform on. Hang in there, and take it out on the field this coming season

You have the full support of the WHO DAT NATION!!

By Trudie Stonebraker on May 7th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Scott Fujita and his family are some of the finest people i have ever known…i fully believe that Scott would not support such a program….ever!!!!

By Dale Rieth on May 7th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

You will always be a who dat. I too am disappointed in the NFL. Doesn`t make alot of sense.

By Kathleen Beckham on May 7th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Classy, as always! We believe in you and your integrity and stand in your support. We, too, want to see published accusers and allegations. It is only fair. Hang in there! Go Bears!

By John C Berlin on May 9th, 2012 at 6:54 am

I have from a distance read and seen the dedication of Scott Fujita to many things on and off the field. Dedication to our coastal waters being highest on that list. He is a smart guy that thinks thru what he gets behind. The league is going down a slippery slope with this. Blaming players is like sanctioning Sean Paytons Admin. Assist…. I’m behind Scott on this. Stand strong!

Scott, as a Saints fan, I was sorry when you left, but I am even more sorry that your name has been sullied. I recently re-watched “THE” Superbowl (and highlights) and again saw what a great leader you are and team player: your Oreo joke with Manning, asking him to throw a few the Saints way and how you were so proud when Tracy got ‘that’ interception. This does not sound like a man that would intentionally do anything to harm others. Since you abide in “Mr. Rogers’” neighborhood (you know who I mean) and as he’s made his final decision, I hope that you take whatever steps you think necessary to clear your name.

Scott can’t be in 2 places at one time… What type of investigation hands a man a suspension letter dating acts committed during a time the player was actually on another team? Was this some sort of TYPO that destroys means career? The whole thing was a smear and appears fabricated. Scott i hope you prevail and play this year the Browns need you!

 

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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