Former Browns LB Scott Fujita Retires as Member of the Saints


Former Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita is retiring from the NFL, and he is doing so in a return to his former team, the New Orleans Saints.

He signed his last contract in a unique way, high atop the Andes Mountains in Peru, overlooking Machu Picchu. Fujita is there with former Saints teammate Steve Gleason, who is suffering from Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Fujita played 11 seasons in the NFL, and the last three with the Browns. In his time in Cleveland, he totaled 115 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions. He never played more than ten games with the Browns, though, as he was often derailed by injuries.

Of course, he has been especially well-known lately for his role in the Saints’ bounty scandal, which saw Fujita being handed a three-game suspension by commissioner Roger Goodell. The suspension was reduced to one game, though everyone involved was later exonerated by former commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

Fujita, one of the classier guys in the league, won a Super Bowl with New Orleans and is currently hanging out in Machu Picchu. Not a bad way to go out.