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Browns linebacker Scott Fujita criticizes commissioner for mishandling of Saints bounty case

With as much purpose as any tackle he's ever made, Scott Fujita delivered a shot to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.Angered by Goodell's handling of the New Orleans Saints' bounties scandal, Fujita accused the commissioner of misusing his power, questioned his record on player safety, and the Browns linebacker vowed to keep fighting to clear his name."The commissioner says he is disappointed in me," Fujita said. "The truth is, I'm disappointed in him."One day after Goodell reduced his three-game suspension to one for alleged involvement in the Saints' pay-for-hits program and ruled on the penalties for three other players, Fujita took on the commissioner in a strongly worded statement.Fujita charged Goodell with "abuse of power" and expressed his displeasure with the way his suspension was lessened. On Tuesday, Goodell sent Fujita a letter in which he chastised the 10-year veteran and member of the NFL Players Association's executive committee for not doing more to stop his former teamm...

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