Amidst the whirlwind of implications surrounding former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Greg Williams and a “bounty” program, we have a report that includes current Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Fujita is one of several players who had allegeldy obtained additional benefits as a part of the Saints much-discussed program which paid players for intentionally injuring the opposition, specifically geared toward quarterbacks. Fujita, an NFLPA member and well-renowned philanthropist, may find himself in a tough position as he was one of the individuals who went to bat for the players during the recent lockout, aiming to improve health benefits beyond the field of play.
The 32-year-old linebacker played in New Orleans between 2006-2009 and was named Saints “Man of the Year” in 2009 due to his work with variable charities.
It is anticipated that additional player names will bubble up as this situation unfolds. Additional details are assured to follow.