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Scott Fujita

Scott Fujita - #99 - LB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 250 lbs.
Birthday 04/28/1979
Birthplace Ventura, CA
College California
Years played 12
Drafted 2002, 5th round, 8th pick by Chiefs

Fujita sees bounty probe as part smear campaign

Posted June 24, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Scott Fujita, a player and union leader who has criticized the NFL's player-safety record, sees elements of a "smear campaign" in the bounty investigation.

Goodell hears bounty appeals from players

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 9:33 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell has finished hearing appeals from four players in the Saints bounty case, amid complaints that the NFL didn't prove anything.

Browns' Fujita hasn't lost fight amid scandal

Posted June 05, 2012 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
Browns LB Scott Fujita has not lost his ability to focus on playing football despite the distractions that have come with the Saints' bounty scandal.

Arbitrator hears second NFLPA grievance

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 2:29 a.m. ET
An arbitrator met with the NFL and NFLPA in a hearing Wednesday over whether Roger Goodell has the power to punish players involved in “Bountygate.”

Browns' Fujita again denies NFL's bounty claim

Posted May 22, 2012 @ 10:26 p.m. ET
Browns LB Scott Fujita on Tuesday again denied his involvement in the Saints' pay-for-performance scandal. 

Arbitrator hears first grievance in 'Bountygate' punishments

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
The NFLPA argued the first of its two grievances on behalf of the players suspended in the Saints' bounty scandal, in New York on Wednesday.

Appeals made in NFL bounty case

Posted May 07, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
All four players suspended last week by the NFL for their participation in the Saints' bounty scandal filed appeals on Monday.

Union challenges Goodell's authority in 'bounty' suspensions

Posted May 05, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
The NFLPA asserts that the league gave up its right to suspend players for conduct that occurred before the signing of the CBA.

NFL responds to union grievance in bounty scandal

Posted May 04, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The NFL has responded to the two arbitration proceedings filed by the NFLPA on behalf of four players who were suspended for their role in "Bountygate."

Vilma, three others suspended for roles in bounty program

Posted May 02, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Saints LB Jonathan Vilma for the entire 2012 season for his role in the Saints’ bounty program.

NFLPA says it heard Williams tapes prior to public release

Posted April 16, 2012 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
The NFLPA says it heard the audio of Gregg Williams targeting select 49ers players before it was released to the public.

Browns place Fujita, Stephens on I.R.

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
The Browns placed starting SLB Scott Fujita (hand) and DRE Emmanuel Sanders (pectoral) on injured reserve on Tuesday, the club announced.

Holdovers, rookies to largely man Browns' new 4-3 scheme

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
The Browns are expected to handle the switch to a 4-3 defensive scheme with a large contingent of holdover vets from last season and some rookies.

NFLPA: Injuries more common, severe in 2010

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
A report released Friday by the NFL Players Association shows that injuries to players rose in 2010 compared to previous seasons.

Browns likely transitioning to 4-3

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The Browns have not employed a 4-3 scheme as their base defense since 2004, but they seem likely to transition back to the "40" front after hiring Dick Jauron as defensive coordinator.


Posted Oct. 26, 2012
Fujita is contemplating retirement from the Cleveland Browns because of a neck injury. Fujita said Friday he is not ready to announce that his career is over and wants time to discuss the decision with family. He said he is more sad than angry at not being able to play||||||| The 33-year-old linebacker, one of four players suspended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, last played Oct. 7 against the New York Giants. Fujita had neck surgery in college and said he was grateful to play another 13 years "relatively pain free."
Posted Oct. 18, 2012
Fujita, one of the league's most informed players, was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with a neck injury, ending his stormy season - and perhaps his football career.||||||| Fujita, one four players suspended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal, was inactive the past two games. He last started on Oct. 7 in a game against the New York Giants. Browns coach Pat Shurmur does not know if Fujita, an 11-year veteran and one of the league's most informed players, will retire.
Posted Oct. 17, 2012
The NFL is again urging a federal judge to avoid interfering in Commissioner Roger Goodell's efforts to discipline four players for the Saints' cash-for-hits bounty pool.In a response Wednesday to papers the players filed earlier this week, the NFL says its labor agreement gives Goodell the power to handle discipline involving conduct detrimental to football "at his discretion."||||||| U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan is considering the players' request to overturn varying suspensions to Saints linebacker Jon Vilma, Saints defensive end Will Smith, free agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove and Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita.
Posted Oct. 14, 2012
Fujita and defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin will not play against Cincinnati because of injuries.||||||| Fujita was listed on Cleveland's injury report this week with a shoulder/neck injury. He missed two practices during a week in which he slammed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his handling of the New Orleans' bounty scandal. With Fujita out, rookie James-Michael Johnson will make his first career start. He made his debut last week on special teams against the Giants.
Posted Oct. 12, 2012
Browns defensive starters Ahtyba Rubin and Scott Fujita both missed practice and may sit out Sunday's game against Cincinnati.||||||| Fujita missed the past two days with what the team has listed as a shoulder/neck problem on its injury report. Earlier this week, Fujita slammed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his handling of the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal and questioned his record on player safety.