Scott Fujita Signs One-Day Contract To Retire As A New Orleans Saint
Scott Fujita signed a one-day contract with the New Orleans Saints before announcing his retirement from Machu Picchu, located in the Andes Mountains in Peru, South America. In addition to the Saints, the 11-year pro linebacker played for the Chiefs, Cowboys, and Browns, but ultimately chose to call New Orleans home for his retirement.
Fujita was an instrumental part of the Saints during their post-Katrina run from 2006 to the 2009 season that ended with a Super Bowl XLIV win over the Colts.
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.
He is currently in Peru with former teammate Steve Gleason, who continues to battle ALS. Gleason formed 'Team Gleason' to raise awareness of the ALS and inspire others by continuing to live his life to the fullest. Posting photos with Gleason, Fujita signed his contract and announced his retirement from a pretty special place.
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?
What a classy move from such a great guy. You are forever a Who Dat Scott Fujita, and you definitely 'Finished Strong!'