CLEVELAND – Scott Fujita is proud to wear pink.
The Browns linebacker wore pink wristbands Sunday against the Bengals as the NFL promoted breast cancer awareness. Fujita’s mother, Helen, beat breast cancer twice when he was growing up.
“It really does (hit close to home) after seeing what my mother went through when I was in high school,” he said last week. “It helps raise so much awareness for women everywhere across the country.
“Women all over the world watch football and it sends a message — to get screened and get detected early — because that’s the best way to beat cancer. It’s great that the NFL and its teams are adopting and embracing this cause.”
Fujita’s wife and a group of in-laws planned on attending the game.
The Browns ran onto the field between rows of breast cancer survivors.
** Joshua Cribbs started in place of Brian Robiskie (inactive, thigh) at receiver. Ahtyba Rubin started in place of Shaun Rogers at nose tackle. Rogers was active, but has been limited by ankle and hip injuries.