The Browns will lose Scott Fujita for three games this season.
Fujita, though, may lose a lot more. Because when the NFL announced his three-game suspension for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty program, it included some very damaging information about the linebacker who signed with the Browns as a free agent in 2010.
Fujita was suspended three games for pledging money to the bounty program, the NFL said in a decision announced on Wednesday. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma was suspended for a year, defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove (now with Green Bay) for eight games and defensive end Will Smith four games.
The league said all four were suspended for their "leadership roles" in the program run by former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has been suspended indefinitely for establishing a program that provided financial rewards for hits that injured other players.
Vilma's suspension takes effect immediately, the others when the season begins.
The NFL release contains ...