Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mount Fujita

ESPN reports that Super Bowl champ linebacker and marriage equality champion Scott Fujita signed a one-day contract with the New Orleans Saints on Monday and then announced his retirement after 11 seasons in the NFL:
Fujita signed his contract in Machu Picchu, which is located in the Andes Mountains in Peru. He's there with former Saints teammate Steve Gleason, who is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. In a statement from the team, Fujita said he couldn't think of a better place to be to announce his retirement.  
"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?" 
I hope he has a great post-football life. Remember his marriage-equality greatest hits HERE.


Alan S. said...

Good for Scott.

He was the first and arguably the biggest name currently in the game that was an unabashed and outspoken advocate for equality.

Hopefully he's retiring before he's done too much permanent, long-term damage to his brain.

Blobby said...

As much as he is for marriage equality, and adoption services, his commitment to his former teammate w ALS is something very special. There have been a few articles written on it and how he cares for him goes beyond words. Fujita is a special guy and glad he played for Cleveland.