Scott Anthony Fujita, the American football linebacker famous for his role in the National Football League has retired in Peru. What interests us is the place where he chose to retire. From the mountaintops of Peruvian Andes, Scott Anthony Fujita announced his retirement from active career. The 33 year old is a Super Bowl-winning linebacker who spent 3 seasons in Kansas City, one in Dallas and 4 with the Saints. He won the 2009 NFL championship and survived allegations during a game and was absolved by former commissioner Paul Tagliabue.
The place where he chose to retire was at an altitude of 10,000 feet above sea level, overlooking Machu Picchu. The football player was known for his charm on-field and off-field. He is a liberal who has vocally supported for the rights of LGBT people, abortion and adoption. He has also spoken for the preservation of wetlands and was named Saints “Man of the Year” in 2009, thanks to his charitable activities.
The fact that this liberal football player chose to retire on top of the Andes in Peru shows that there is something magical about this South American nation, which lures travelers and celebrities from across the world. Surely, the peace and mystic must have had a positive and calming effect on Fujita, who has recently seen stressful days. Fujita traveled to the Andes Mountains in Peru with his friend and former Saints teammate, Steve Gleason, who is fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease. The athlete went on record saying it was probably the best place to reach the end of the road, especially with his friend by his side.
Machu Picchu is one of the most visited sites in Peru, a nation that holds many better kept secrets that are more than just intriguing. Many people travel to the Peruvian Andes as a way of resolving their conflicts and personal dilemmas, which are dealt with in a calm and meditative locale in the Andes. Like Scott Fujita, you might probably want to make some major decisions on top of the Andes as well, and who knows, they might probably be the best decisions of your life!
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