Scott Fujita signs a one-day contract in Peru to retire as a member of the Saints

scott fujita retiringLinebacker Scott Fujita is currently away in Peru and decided to sign a one-day contract to retire as a member of the New Orleans Saints.

“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,” Fujita said. “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. I’m honored to be a part of this organization and so proud to retire as a New Orleans Saint.”

Fujita, 33, signed his contract provided to him by the Saints in Machu Picchu, located in the Andes Mountains in the Urubamba Valley in Peru, South America. He is accompanying former New Orleans Saints teammate Steve Gleason on an adventure of the fabled Inca tribe in the South American mountains. Gleason, the founder of Team Gleason, is leading a valiant battle against ALS and raising awareness while continuing to forge forward on memorable experiences despite physical limitations.
“What better place to reach the end of the road than here at 10,000 feet above sea level, in the Peruvian Andes overlooking Machu Picchu with my dear friend Steve Gleason?”

Fujita finished his career with 598 tackles, 11 forced fumbles, and 7 interceptions.

 

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  • Brante

    Wow! From all of us Saints fans, thanks for everything Scott. WHO DAT!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.kronz.3 Bobby Bobby

      who what? lol

  • Anonymous

    that is cool. Congrats!!

  • GG

    Neat story, something in the sports world light and humorous. god Bless you Steve Gleason.

  • Fitz

    Great way to go out! Sounds like your next career will be more “adventurous” than the NFL! Good luck, safe travels and prayers for you and Steve.

  • http://Hardbarker Michael M.

    Two Scott and Steve, I hope you both seek and find what is needed to find the cure and strength for Steve to carry on, and Scott you are to be congratulated for your triumph’s in The Saint’s. Also It is a honor to know that friendship such as yours with Steve is more important to you in life.

  • http://www.aaasportsmemorabilia.com AAA Sports Memorabilia

    Congrats to you Scott and we hope you show up somewhere after retirement (like on a pre-game show or something), but we wish you would have signed on and retired as a Kansas City Chiefs player instead of a New Orleans Saints player. Great view by the way also!

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.kronz.3 Bobby Bobby

      who’s we? you have a split personalty disorder or something? lol

  • http://[email protected] fatlady49

    We love u here in NOLA,so glad you retired as a Saints, that says volumes,welcome home!!!!

  • http://gravatar.com/ditkadacoach ditkadacoach

    To Bobby Bobby, please STFU. Why is it there’s always some smart mouth little weasel like you to always have to throw your moronic comments in where they aren’t appreciated. Nobody thinks you’re funny, so LOL at that for a while.

    • Anonymous

      The Chiefs didn’t need an underachiever anyway. Now look at the Saints Organization since there is no more cheap shots allowed. They can’t play for crap.

  • Bill Maltby

    wow Scott, now that’s what it means going out on your own terms. Just so you know, we also loved you here in Cleveland. You were one of my favorites with the Browns along with the Saints. By the way, it’s also great what you are doing for a friend. My wife and I have wanted to go to Machu Picchu for years but I am disabled so we watch a lot of stuff from there. Enjoy your retirement…