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Scott Fujita Contributed 'Significant Amount Of Money' To Saints Bounty Program

The NFL has suspended Browns' linebacker Scott Fujita for three games for his role in the Saints bounty program. Fujita insisted that he pledged money only to a pool for key defensive plays, and not a bounty pool for injuring opposing players. He's been an outspoken critic of the league's player safety measures, and he and his wife have both been huge advocates for increased head safety in the league. According to the league's report, however, Fujita did contribute cash to program which rewarded injuring players, specifically in the 2009 Playoffs. Via:

Scott Fujita (now with the Cleveland Browns) is suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2012 regular season. The record established that Fujita, a linebacker, pledged a significant amount of money to the prohibited pay-for-performance/bounty pool during the 2009 NFL Playoffs when he played for the Saints. The pool to which he pledged paid large cash rewards for "cart-offs" and "knockouts," plays during which an opposing player was injured.

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