Neither saint nor sinner

Could Scott Fujita be an advocate for player safety post-Bountygate?

Updated: August 29, 2012, 2:06 PM ET
By David Fleming | ESPN The Magazine

ON MARCH 1, SCOTT FUJITA STOOD IN A DARK and still hospital room in Monterey, Calif., feeling very much like a man in full.

As his wife, Jaclyn, and newborn daughter, Marlowe, slept peacefully, Fujita's mind wandered back over a football career that began 14 years earlier at Cal, up the coast from his hometown of Oxnard, Calif. With an intensity and commitment coaches would later compare to Pat Tillman's, Fujita willed himself into becoming a Pac-10 standout at linebacker ...

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