Scott Fujita is mad, and he’s not gonna take it anymore.
He may be a defensive player who’s inherently paid to hurt people, but he says that he’s never been paid specifically to hurt an opposing player, and he’s never paid a teammate as part of a bounty scheme. Fujita, the former Saints linebacker who’s now with the Browns, is among the four suspended Saints who asked for their appeals to be delayed earlier today until the grievances related to Roger Goodell’s jurisdiction are resolved.
He wrote a brief angry statement on his website that sadly wasn’t in Comic Sans. Go ahead, Scott, tell us how you really feel:
I disagree wholeheartedly with the discipline imposed. I’ve yet to hear the specifics of any allegation against me, nor have I seen any evidence that supports what the NFL alleges in its press release.
I look forward to the opportunity to confront what evidence they claim to have in the appropriate forum. Until then, I stand by my previous comments. I have never contributed money to any so-called “bounty” pool, and any statements to the contrary are false.
To say I’m disappointed with the League would be a huge understatement.
A core principle of any self-respecting justice system is the right to defend oneself against charges. By refusing to disclose evidence in any format, the league is blatantly stripping the four suspended Saints of that fundamental right.