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Saints | Scott Fujita to retire as member of team

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:05:43 -0700

Free-agent LB Scott Fujita (Browns) has signed a one-day contract with the New Orleans Saints and will retire as a member of the organization.

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Browns | Scott Fujita not ready to call it quits

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:27:52 -0800

Impending free-agent LB Scott Fujita (neck) (Browns) wasn't prepared Wednesday, Jan. 30, to say his career is over after 11 seasons. Fujita has been diagnosed with a narrowing of the spinal column and suffered nerve damage in his neck in October. "I'm not rushing into anything, but I think we all know I've had one neck surgery (13 years ago) and I'm potentially facing another one if things don't calm down in the next year or so," Fujita said.

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Browns | Scott Fujita fully exonerated

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:56:53 -0800

Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita came out of the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal in good shape, as he was fully exonerated Tuesday, Dec. 11. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue made his decision on the fines and suspensions, and found Fujita did not engage in "conduct detrimental to the league." Tagliabue's findings were that Fujita did not offer money for injuries or interfere with the league investigation. "I find the NFL's contentions lacking in merit," Tagliabue wrote.

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NFL | Appeals in bounty case to be heard Nov. 20

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:03:29 -0800

The hearing for suspended players in the bounty scandal with former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will be November 20. New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilman, Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita and free-agent DE Anthony Hargrove (Packers) will learn their fates then.

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Browns | Scott Fujita officially lands on IR

Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:34:15 -0700

The Cleveland Browns officially placed LB Scott Fujita (neck, shoulder) on the Injured Reserve list Saturday, Oct. 27, ending his season.

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NFL | Appeals in bounty case postponed

Sat, 27 Oct 2012 10:53:09 -0700

Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has postponed the appeals hearings for New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma, Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita and free-agent DE Anthony Hargrove (Packers). The hearings were scheduled to occur Tuesday, Oct. 30, with Tagliabue in charge of the hearings but no reason was given for the postponement.

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Browns | Scott Fujita not ready to retire

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:21:56 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (neck, shoulder) said he is not ready to decide on his future yet because he recently received the news that he will be going on Injured Reserve. "I'm still digesting the news of being put on IR and the injury and everything else, so it's a little too early to rush into a decision like that. I need time, I need to breath a little bit, get back with my family and keep all options open with my doctors in time," Fujita said.

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Browns | Three will sit out Week 8

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:37:06 -0700

Cleveland Browns DT Ahtyba Rubin (calf), LB Scott Fujita (neck, shoulder) and CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 26, and have been ruled out for Week 8.

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Browns | Scott Fujita going on IR

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:08:00 -0700

Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said LB Scott Fujita (neck) will be placed on Injured Reserve.

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Browns | Scott Fujita's status uncertain

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:38:50 -0700

Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur did not say if LB Scott Fujita (neck) will be able to play again this season but did say a roster move could be made involving Fujita.

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Browns | Scott Fujita may have to retire

Sun, 21 Oct 2012 11:03:01 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (neck) may have to retire because neck problems but is still discussing his future with his doctors. Doctors have advised Fujita he could suffer life-altering consequences if he continues playing and the neck problems remain. Fujita has been dealing with neck stingers recently and had a history of neck issues.

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Browns | Week 7 Inactives

Sun, 21 Oct 2012 08:43:19 -0700

The Cleveland Browns have declared RB Brandon Jackson, CB Dimitri Patterson, TE E. Alex Smith, OL Jason Pinkston, WR Mohamed Massaquoi, LB Scott Fujita, CB Tashaun Gipson inactive for Week 7.

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Browns | James-Michael Johnson to start again

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 20:00:44 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB James-Michael Johnson will make his second consecutive start in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts in place of LB Scott Fujita (neck), who was at practice Friday, Oct. 19, as a spectator due to a potentially career-threatening injury.

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Browns | Two players ruled out

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:46:06 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (shoulder, neck) and CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 19, and have been ruled out for Week 7.

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Browns | Four miss practice

Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:32:34 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (shoulder, neck), WR Greg Little (illness), DB Dimitri Patterson (ankle) and OL Jason Pinkston (illness) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

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Browns | Two miss practice

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:00:45 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (shoulder, neck) and CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Browns | Scott Fujita facing career-threatening injury

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:42:42 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (neck) is dealing with a neck injury that could end his career, according to league sources.

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Browns | Week 6 Inactives

Sun, 14 Oct 2012 08:47:24 -0700

The Cleveland Browns have declared DL Ahtyba Rubin, CB Dimitri Patterson, WR Mohamed Massaquoi, OG Ryan Miller, LB Scott Fujita, CB Tashaun Gipson, WR Travis Benjamin inactive for Week 6.

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Browns | Four players listed as questionable

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:02:07 -0700

Cleveland Browns DT Ahtyba Rubin (calf), LB Scott Fujita (shoulder, neck), CB Ray Ventrone (hand, calf) and FS T.J. Ward (hand) are listed as questionable for Week 6. Fujita and Rubin did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 12, while Ventrone and Ward were limited.

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NFL | Bounty players appeal ruling

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 10:14:52 -0700

New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma, Saints DE Will Smith, Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita and free-agent DE Anthony Hargrove appealed the NFL's ruling in the latest twist to the bounty scandal. All four players have appealed asking that commissioner Roger Goodell remove himself from the case because he can't be impartial. All four players are now eligible to play or at least get paid until the NFL rules on their latest appeals.

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Browns | Seven miss practice

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:56:21 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin (hamstring), LB Scott Fujita (shoulder, neck), S Tashaun Gipson (knee), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), WR Jordan Norwood (foot), CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle) and DT Ahtyba Rubin (calf) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

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Browns | Four players limited

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:48:34 -0700

Cleveland Browns TE E. Alex Smith (concussion), LB Scott Fujita (shoulder), FS T.J. Ward (hand) and SS Ray Ventrone (hand, calf) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.

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Browns | Scott Fujita expects to play Week 6

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:34:07 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita said he plans on appealing his one-game suspension and expects to play Week 6.

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Browns | Scott Fujita's suspension reduced

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 18:12:36 -0700

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell reduced the suspension for Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita from three games to one for his alleged role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, the league announced Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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NFL | Bounty suspensions re-issued and slightly changed

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 13:54:54 -0700

The NFL re-issued the suspensions to players involved in the bounty scandal, and it has changed from the original ruling. New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma will be suspended for a full season but will still get game checks from his time on the physically unable to perform list; Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita had his suspension reduced from three games to one; New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith will still be suspended three games and free-agent DE Anthony Hargrove had his suspension reduced from eight games to seven. All players will have the opportunity to appeal the suspensions.

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Browns | Scott Fujita likely to meet commish Friday

Sat, 22 Sep 2012 19:30:37 -0700

The Cleveland Browns are scheduled to play their Week 4 game Thursday, Sept. 27, against the Baltimore Ravens, so LB Scott Fujita is likely to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Friday, Sept. 28, concerning his alleged role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.

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Browns | Three probable for Week 3

Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:28:30 -0700

Cleveland Browns OT Oniel Cousins (ankle), DT Billy Winn (head) and LB Scott Fujita (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 21, and are listed as probable for Week 3.

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Browns | Four fully participate in practice

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:49:29 -0700

Cleveland Browns OL Oniel Cousins (ankle), Scott Fujita (knee), WR Greg Little (back) and DL Billy Winn (head) all fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept 20.

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Browns | Two practice in full

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:24:36 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (knee) and WR Greg Little (back) practiced in full Wednesday, Sept. 19.

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Browns | Eight players probable

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:48:42 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Chris Ogbonnaya (ankle), WR Joshua Cribbs (knee), WR Josh Gordon (knee) TE Jordan Cameron (groin), C Alex Mack (knee), OT Joe Thomas (knee), LB Scott Fujita (knee) and CB Sheldon Brown (neck) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and are listed as probable for Week 2.

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Browns | Seven fully participate in practice

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:31:38 -0700

Cleveland Browns CB Sheldon Brown (neck), TE Jordan Cameron (groin), WR Joshua Cribbs (knee), LB Scott Fujita (knee), WR Josh Gordon (knee), OL Alex Mack (knee), and RB Chris Ogbonnaya (ankle) all fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.

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Browns | Five players take part in practice

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:57:10 -0700

Cleveland Browns RB Chris Ogbonnaya (ankle), TE Jordan Cameron (groin), C Alex Mack (knee), LB Scott Fujita (knee) and CB Sheldon Brown (neck) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.

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Browns | Scott Fujita unlikely to play in Week 1

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:10:58 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (knee) is eligible to play in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles thanks to a ruling in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal Friday, Sept. 7. However, he missed three preseason games and all practices and meetings this week due to the suspension. He is unlikely to be active in Week 1, according to a source.

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NFL | New ruling in bounty case expected in a few weeks

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 13:43:25 -0700

Updating a previous report, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to make a new ruling in the bounty case involving New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma, Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita and free-agent DT Anthony Hargrove (Packers) in the next few weeks. The four players will be eligible to play Week 1 since the ruling will not come this weekend.

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NFL | Players involved in bounty case have suspensions overturned

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:50:48 -0700

A three-member appeals panel have ruled that the suspensions to New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma and DE Will Smith, Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita and free-agent DE Anthony Hargrove (Packers) should be overturned. The four could still face discipline if there is evidence of intent to injure bounties in the case.

Fantasy Tip: This is a surprising development, although it's obviously not over yet. Playmakers Vilma and Smith could prove to be worth IDP roster spots, at least in deep leagues. Vilma would likely begin the season on the PUP list, however; the health of his surgically repaired left knee is in doubt. This would mostly be a positive for the Saints' team defense in non-IDP formats: The reinstatement of some important pieces, assuming that they're in shape, would be beneficial. If the league provides its evidence and still suspends the players, perhaps their suspensions will be for fewer games this time.

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Browns | Scott Fujita might be helped by restraining order

Tue, 04 Sep 2012 20:56:06 -0700

The NFLPA filed a motion in U.S. District Court in New Orleans Tuesday, Sept. 4, seeking a temporary restraining order to stop the alleged bounty scandal suspension for Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita and others involved in the Saints bounty scandal.

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Browns | L.J. Fort expected to start in Week 1

Sun, 02 Sep 2012 18:29:14 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB L.J. Fort is expected to draw a start in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles at strongside linebacker with LB James-Michael Johnson (oblique) nicked and LB Scott Fujita (suspension) away from the team until his three-game suspension for his alleged role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal is resolved.

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Browns | Scott Fujita returns to practice

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:41:08 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (knee) was able to return to practice Tuesday, Aug. 28, for the first time since suffering a left knee injury. He did not take part in team drills, but he looked good running sprints on the side of the field. He is hopeful to be ready for Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Browns | Scott Fujita confident he'll play

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:10:57 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (knee) is confident he will not have to miss any games this year following his three-game suspension for his alleged role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program. "I'm optimistic about playing in Week 1," Fujita said. He returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 28, since hurting his knee in the preseason opener. Fujita is optimistic about the course of actions following his request for a temporary restraining order to block the bounty sanctions by the league.

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Browns | Three expected to miss preseason game

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 07:42:16 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (leg), LB D'Qwell Jackson (shoulder) and DE Frostee Rucker (knee) are expected to miss the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 16.

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Browns | Several miss practice

Sun, 12 Aug 2012 18:21:10 -0700

Cleveland Browns DE Marcus Benard (undisclosed), WR Travis Benjamin (soreness), LB Scott Fujita (soreness), LB D'Qwell Jackson (shoulder), CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle), DL Scott Paxson (knee), DE Frostee Rucker (undisclosed), FB Eddie Williams (undisclosed) and SS Usama Young (hamstring) did not practice Sunday, Aug. 12, due to injury.

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Saints | NFLPA files suit over bounty ruling

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 07:24:07 -0700

The NFL Players Association has filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of New Orleans Saints DL Will Smith, Green Bay Packers DL Anthony Hargrove and Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita, three players suspended in connection with the league's "bounty" scandal investigation. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in New Orleans Thursday, July 5, and asks a judge to set aside earlier arbitration rulings and order a new arbitrator to preside over the matter.

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Browns | Scott Fujita to file temporary restraining order

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:25:28 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita plans to file a temporary restraining order to try and stop his three-game suspension in federal court.

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Browns | Scott Fujita has suspension upheld

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:23:02 -0700

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the three-game suspension of Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita for his part during the pay-for-performance "bounty" program during the 2009 season when Fujita was a member of the New Orleans Saints.

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NFL | Roger Goodell upholds bounty discipline

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:28:51 -0700

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the discipline imposed on Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita, Green Bay Packers DL Anthony Hargrove and New Orleans Saints DL Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma for their role in the Saints bounty scandal.

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Browns | Scott Fujita still expected to have role

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:37:26 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita is still expected to play regularly on defense this season even though he will miss the first three games because of a suspension.

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Browns | Scott Fujita's appeal appears remote

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 22:47:08 -0700

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to rule any day on the three-game suspension appeal of Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita for his role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal of 2009. Fujita has admitted to pledging money for big plays, such as interceptions, turnovers and sacks, but he denies he paid for injuries and would never be involved in such a program. However, it still appears remote that Fujita's penalty will be lessened, and he stands to lose $645,000 as a result of the suspension.

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NFL | Bounty probe a smear campaign?

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 05:57:14 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita said he sees elements of a "smear campaign" in a bounty investigation that has sullied his reputation. "I'm not saying the NFL is intentionally lying," Fujita said. "I've been willing to give them the benefit of the doubt that they may have just been working with the information they've been given, even though much of that information was inaccurate and lacked credibility ... It's their cavalier interpretation of everything that's been way off. They clearly proceeded with a public smear campaign with very little regard for the truth."

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Saints | Bounty appeal update

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 09:43:20 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita, Green Bay Packers DL Anthony Hargrove and New Orleans Saints DL Will Smith plan to return for the afternoon appeal session, according to an NFL Players Association source, after commissioner Roger Goodell asked to adjourn the meeting Monday, June 18, and reconvene later in the day. Saints LB Jonathan Vilma, currently suspended for the entire 2012 season, does not plan to return.

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Saints | Jonathan Vilma cuts short bounty hearing

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 08:38:42 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, all four suspended New Orleans Saints players and their attorneys left an appeal before NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Monday, June 18, roughly an hour after their hearings began. Peter Ginsberg, the lawyer for suspended LB Jonathan Vilma, said after a few opening remarks and challenges, Goodell asked to adjourn the meeting and reconvene later. Vilma does not plan to return. Other suspended players who were in attendance for the appeal - Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita, Green Bay Packers DL Anthony Hargrove and Saints DL Will Smith - could return; however, that is unknown at this point.

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