The NFL has suspended Browns linebacker Scott Fujita for the first three games of the season for his involvement in the Saints’ bounty program. But with less than two weeks to go before the start of the season, Fujita still thinks there’s time for that suspension to be lifted.
“I’m optimistic about playing in Week One,” Fujita said today.
Fujita didn’t explain exactly why he’s optimistic, but his confidence may have been bolstered by Judge Helen G. Berrigan expressing concerns about the league’s process in suspending Fujita, Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, and Will Smith.
It’s possible that Berrigan could issue a temporary restraining order to block the NFL from suspending the four players. Fujita sounds like he thinks that could be coming any day now.