Found April 22, 2013 on Waiting For Next Year:
PLAYERS: Scott Fujita
TEAMS: Cleveland Browns
Scott Fujita’s career in Cleveland went out with a whimper as he missed significant time due to injury, but he apparently wanted to be remembered as a Saint anyway. Fujita reportedly signed a one-day deal with the team that he helped to win a Super Bowl so he could retire there. In the end, Fujita’s time in Cleveland will be marred by his lack of play due to injury and unfortunately bringing the New Orleans bounty scandal with him. In the end, Fujita was fully exonerated, but it sure did bring an unwanted distraction to the team last year, at least for fans who follow team news all year long. In the PFT post, Mike Florio talks about what kind of an impact that Fujita can make in his life after football, and even as Fujita wasn’t my favorite Browns player over the last few years, I can’t disagree. Fujita shines in the public eye when dealing with issues. Whether he chooses to move into politics or commentary on TV, he will be served well. In fact, considering what we’ve seen over the past few years from the higher ups in the NFL Players’ association, it might even be wise to keep Fujita involved as a spokesman for NFL players as a labor group going forward. [Related: Hooray! NFL Network and ESPN agree not to tip draft picks via Twitter]

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