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Scott Fujita suspension: Browns LB rips Roger Goodell

Annoyed by the tone of his personal suspension letter from Roger Goodell, Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita shot right back at the league commissioner on Wednesday to Tom Withers of The Associated Press.

"This is an absolute abuse of the power that's been afforded to the Commissioner," Fujita said. '"This seems like an extremely desperate attempt to punish me. I am now purportedly being suspended for failing to confront my former defensive coordinator for his inappropriate use of language."

The veteran linebacker was not found by Goodell to have actively taken part in the New Orleans Saints bounty program during his 2009 season with the team, but was still levied a one-game suspension after Goodell's final review of the situation.

Due to both the tone of the letter and the way he has been treated by Goodell throughout this entire situation, Fujita fully plans to appeal his new suspension and will remain on the field for the time being with the Browns.

Even though it's hard to imagine a quick solution in this case, Fujita readily admits that if things were handled differently on the league's end he would probably not even think twice about appealing.

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