Fujita requested a video conference but the league rejected that idea. NFL officials wanted face-to-face meetings and plan to reschedule a session with the linebacker.
The players had to meet with Goodell after the suspensions he placed on them were lifted by an appeals panel. Fujita, Smith, Hargrove, and Jonathan Vilma were penalized by Goodell for their roles in the New Orleans bounty program, which ran from 2009-11.
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland admits he muttered a profanity as he walked away from a fan following an unfriendly conversation at halftime of the team's most recent game.
Other fans were pleasant, Ireland said, but one man approached him, complained about the direction of the Dolphins, and told the GM he should fire himself. Ireland said he regrets what he said in response.
Falcon jailed after game
Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was jailed on charges of drunken driving and speeding early Tuesday, hours after he scored a touchdown in the team's win over the Denver Broncos.
Turner, 30, was booked into the Gwinnett County jail in metro Atlanta just after 5 a.m. Turner spent barely two hours behind bars before he was released on $2,179 bond, jail records showed.
Earl Campbell is ailing
NFL Hall of Famer Earl Campbell says he will undergo nerve treatment after doctors ruled out concerns that he might have Lou Gehrig's disease.
Campbell was among the NFL's great power backs, barreling over tacklers and never shying from contact in eight seasons. But his punishing running style cut short his career and left with him with chronic health problems.
Moving the chains
Defensive tackle Andre Fluellen has signed with the Dolphins after playing the last four seasons for the Detroit Lions. . . . The Lions released cornerback Kevin Barnes. Barnes was with Detroit for the first two games of the season but did not make a tackle. The Lions are shorthanded on defense because of injuries to cornerback Chris Houston and safety Louis Delmas.
This article contains information from the Associated Press.