Veteran NFL linebacker Scott Fujita is retiring from the NFL as a New Orleans Saint. Fujita had the best seasons of his career with New Orleans. According to a YouWager news source, Fujita just signed a one-day contract with the team so that he could officially retire as a Saint.
Saints wagering fans say Fujita, a true NFL veteran, with 11 years in the league, was an integral element of the team -and the city- that rallied after Hurricane Katrina. He was the first free agent to join the Saints when they returned to New Orleans after a year away as the city recovered from hurricane damage. The team would ultimately have the best season in the history of the franchise, and win the Super Bowl. Fujita was signed by the Saints in 2006. He was defensive captain of the 2007 team.
Fujita told YouWager’s source, “I’ve been fortunate to play in this league for a long time and for some great organizations, but there is no doubt that my times spent in New Orleans were some of the best years of my life… I’m honored to be a part of this organization and so proud to retire as a New Orleans Saint.”
The contract reached Fujita in South America. At the time, he happened to be in Machu Picchu, high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Fujita has been traveling with another former Saint, Steve Gleason, on an adventure that follows in the footsteps of the Incans.
Some of YouWager’s NFL football wagering fans were initially surprised by Fujita’s appearance. Despite his Asian name, he is Caucasian. Fujita was adopted by a Japanese-American father. After growing up in a traditional Japanese home, Fujita made a name for himself in the type of competition that the online sports wagering community sees as an all-American sport. After a distinguished college career, he was drafted in the 5th round of the NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He was traded to Dallas Cowboys in 2005. Fujita would eventually play 11 seasons for the Chiefs, the Cowboys, the Saints, and the Browns.
In the 2009 NFL football wagering season, Fujita’s team won Super Bowl XLIV. But as YouWager’s serious football bettors saw, that team has ultimately investigated by the NFL for running the pay for hard hits system that became the league’s Bounty Scandal. Because of his alleged participation in the scheme, Fujita was suspended for the first 3 games of the 2012 season. This suspension was eventually reversed.
A liberal politically, Fujita has been a vocal supporter of abortion rights, marriage equality, and an advocate for adoption, wetlands preservation, and several other causes. The New Orleans Saints named Fujita “Man of the Year” in 2009 for his charitable efforts.
Fujita told YouWager’s source, The way the team and the community embraced us when we first arrived, and the way they continue to do so, even today, shows how deep this connection is.”