From the mountaintops of Peru, Scott Fujita has retired.

The Super Bowl-winning linebacker later enmeshed in the Saints bounty scandal signed a one-day contract with New Orleans and retired Monday. The Saints provided the document and Fujita signed it while on a trip with former teammate Scott Gleason, who is battling ALS.

"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?" Fujita, a former Cal player, said.

Fujita, 33, finished his career with the Cleveland Browns but was implicated and even suspended for one game by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his role in the bounty scandal. Fujita later was essentially absolved of blame by former commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

College

Rutgers is set to introduce Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan as the new coach of the Scarlet Knights' scandal-marred basketball program. The official hiring will come 20 days after Mike Rice was fired after a video showed him grabbing and throwing balls at players, and uttering anti-gay slurs during practices across his three seasons. Jordan, 58, played for Rutgers from 1973-77.

  • Former Auburn coach Gene Chizik lashed out at media reports accusing the football program of flouting the NCAA rules and called it "the most scrutinized" and sometimes vilified program in college football. Chizik spoke hours after athletic director Jay Jacobs said an internal review into allegations by former players of academic fraud before the 2010 BCS championship game found no evidence of wrongdoing.


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