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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Here is a page 2 story on Scott, I apologize if its been posted already. We were walking to lunch in the gritty but quaint warehouse section of New Orleans, the infamous Convention Center two blocks straight ahead, when Saints ...

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Old 11-10-2006, 06:25 PM   #1
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A linebacker with a conscience

Here is a page 2 story on Scott, I apologize if its been posted already.


We were walking to lunch in the gritty but quaint warehouse section of New Orleans, the infamous Convention Center two blocks straight ahead, when Saints linebacker Scott Fujita began talking about the toughest person he had ever known. It wasn't Deuce McAllister, Joe Horn or even Mike McKenzie. Although we both thoroughly enjoyed how, during the grand reopening of the Superdome, McKenzie had introduced Fujita to the world on "Monday Night Football" as the "Asian Assassin."

Fujita wasn't talking about himself, either. He certainly qualifies, though. The leading tackler on the resurgent Saints defense, Fujita was given up by his birth mother when he was six weeks old and adopted by Helen and Rod Fujita of Oxnard, Calif. Helen is white. Rod, now a retired school teacher and coach, is a third-generation Japanese-American who was born inside a Japanese internment camp in Arizona during the post-Pearl Harbor paranoia of World War II.

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Old 11-10-2006, 06:31 PM   #2
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Nice find.
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:36 PM   #3
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Great read. You can't help but like this guy. I'm really glad we signed him.
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:58 PM   #4
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I posted this for a couple of reasons, first the obvious, its about Scott Fujita, second where I'm from in south jersey near my house is a town called Seabrook or originally Seabrook farms where many Japanese families relocated. I found this article on it which goes into more detail.

http://www2.hsp.org/exhibits/Balch%2.../seabrook.html
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Old 11-10-2006, 08:01 PM   #5
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Great article...

Thanks for posting it..
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:13 PM   #6
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Great articles...many thanks. I was one of the people who was excited when the Saints signed him.
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Old 11-11-2006, 01:55 AM   #7
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i love this guy.... i myself have plenty of ties to the asian community (my fiance is vietnamese), and i have from her dad about some of the horrendous treatment he got after vietnam (which he served this country in) and this was in modern times, which was a lot more progressive than in those times that fujita's grandparents had to endure.... in my experience, asian ppl are some of the most hardworking, intelligent and courteous ppl with the calmest and most pleasant demeanors known to man... unless of course you date an asian and you leave the toilet seat up or forget to get her favorite ice cream when she asks you pick some up at the grocery store...
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:32 AM   #8
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This guy is a class act. We should sign this guy long term -- great foundation for our linebacking corps
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