David Richard/US Presswire
NEW YORK -- Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita will not be meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday regarding his role in the New Orleans bounty scandal.
Fujita is one of four current and former Saints that Goodell suspended in the case, but an appeals panel set aside the punishment. Goodell must show the basis for the discipline was inappropriate conduct - such as intent to injure - rather than any secret monetary compensation.
The commissioner met Monday with linebacker Jonathan Vilma and was supposed to meet with the three other players on Tuesday.
But the NFLPA says Fujita is undergoing treatment for a knee injury and couldn't come to New York. He requested a video conference but the league rejected that idea. NFL officials wanted face-to-face meetings and plan to reschedule.
The Associated Press