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Fujita “in New York” as Browns launch offseason program

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One of the leaders of the Saints defense during the team’s 2009 Super Bowl run now plays for the Browns.  And as the Browns launched their offseason program for the 2012 season, linebacker Scott Fujita wasn’t present.

During a Monday conference call with the media, coach Pat Shurmur was asked if he has heard anything about Fujita’s status.

“Scott is not here today and I have not heard anything,” Shurmur said.  “My understanding is that he is in New York today, but I don’t know any details.”

Fujita isn’t missing anything significant.  The first two weeks of the program consist of strength, conditioning, and rehab only.  Coaches aren’t even allowed to observe the sessions.

Still, it’s unlikely that Fujita decided on the first day the team is permitted to get together in 2012 to head to Midtown for some shopping, a cupcake or two, and a musical.  If he’s in New York, there’s a decent chance he’s meeting with someone at the league office.  Which often is one of the steps before Commissioner Roger Goodell imposes punishment on players.

UPDATE 3:21 p.m. ET:  Per multiple reports, Fujita, Saints quarterback Drew Brees, other NFLPA Executive Committee members, and NFLPA executive director DeSmith are meeting with the NFL on Monday.

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13 Responses to “Fujita “in New York” as Browns launch offseason program”
  1. fatediesel says: Apr 16, 2012 3:18 PM

    Schefter said on SportsCenter that Fujita and Brees are among the players from the NFLPA executive committee meeting with Goodell today in New York.

  2. medtxpack says: Apr 16, 2012 3:19 PM

    The hammer is going to come down.

  3. ampats says: Apr 16, 2012 3:33 PM

    Rumor has it that Fujita heard that Rex Ryan was building a great team and he thought he would come to NY to see how it is done.
    Brees is there to get his explanation from Goodell.

  4. hitdog042 says: Apr 16, 2012 3:44 PM

    When did Rex Ryan build a great team? Have I been asleep the past few years?

    Oh wait.. maybe he did build one. Just couldn’t coach one.

  5. rocketdogsports says: Apr 16, 2012 3:53 PM

    The hits just keep on coming for the Browns.

  6. heygfy says: Apr 16, 2012 4:12 PM

    Shurmur doesn’t know anything? No surprises there.

  7. kodakinvegas says: Apr 16, 2012 4:40 PM

    Naturally the BROWNS would be I’n the middle of a dung heap if it was in China or New York. They’re gonna screw that Number 4 pick up too and let Richardson slide. You watch

  8. torturedraiderfan says: Apr 16, 2012 4:45 PM

    I work in the same building as the NFL. It would be great to have some advanced notice of when these guys are going to be here so I can walk down to the lobby and catch a glimpse.

  9. jackblackshairyback says: Apr 16, 2012 5:23 PM

    Fujita is on the NFLPA Executive Committee you bunch of retarded monkeys.

  10. sportsmeccabi says: Apr 16, 2012 5:30 PM

    Don’t mock the great fujita.

  11. middletestament says: Apr 16, 2012 5:34 PM

    Yeah, what a dream it would be to see Scott Fujita in the flesh. Someone give TorturedRaiderFan a heads up next time.

  12. penbook2 says: Apr 16, 2012 7:19 PM

    Just heard the browns won’t be taking Richardson. The browns are split on rather to draft tanehill or blackmon

  13. td40 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:55 PM

    As a Browns fan, I have no problem with Fujita staying in NY for the entire season. Seems like a nice enough guy, but he’s pretty useless on the field.

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