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Scott Fujita suspension: Browns LB could meet with Roger Goodell Friday

Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita and the NFL have apparently been playing phone tag. The two sides were supposed to meet via video conference last week, but the league canceled as they wanted to have the meeting in person. According to, Fujita will "probably" meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday.

The two sides have yet to meet since a panel lifted the suspensions on Fujita and three other players. All three of the others have already met with Goodell, but Fujita has been elusive. According to Fujita, the two sides will work something out "as quickly as possible." It's not often a player and the commissioner can't meet up, and one has to wonder if Fujita is stalling on the off-chance his suspension is re-applied.

Fujita appeared in his second consecutive game with the Browns on Sunday. He didn't get much playing time. The defensive scheme wasn't calling for him and he's been nursing an injury. Officially, he isn't being held back due to injuries at all. Still, the Browns are much better when he's out there and the meeting could lead to Fujita (and the rest of the players) being suspended again.

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