• Hazing is a ridiculous tradition.

    Summary of 23 articles · Updated Nov 8, 2013
    There's no place for hazing in the NFL -- or, if the reports are true, players like Richie Incognito.
    • Hazing, banter part of locker room culture, but sometimes stretch limits

      The Saints players insist the type of hazing being alleged in Miami would never go on in their locker room.
      Source: nola.com
    • Eagles Notes: Little hazing on Birds, Kelly says

      With hazing in the news because of the allegations about misconduct on the Miami Dolphins, Eagles coach Chip Kelly described a stance that would suggest a hard line against such behavior.
      Source: philly.com
    • Ravens say bullying, hazing isn't tolerated

      OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith says hazing and bullying doesn't exist on the team, even though he didn't believe it at first. After watching the rough initiations on HBO's Hard Knocks, Smith prepared for the worst when …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Hazing outlawed under Trestman

      LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Marc Trestman made the eradication of rookie hazing one of his first directives upon taking the job as head coach of the Chicago Bears, and many of the team’s players believe the move has fostered a better work environment. At the v…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Ravens say they don't tolerate hazing, bullying

      When Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith reported to his first training camp two years ago, he anticipated being hazed by veteran teammates. He had heard the stories and watched shows like HBO's "Hard Knocks" that glorified the behavior and was …
    • Orlando Scandrick: Hazing is not an issue in the NFL; both players at fault in Miami Dolphins’ bullying incident

      IRVING – Dallas Cowboys second-year cornerback Morris Claiborne was in the same rookie class as Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin. But Claiborne says he never went through rookie hazing like what Martin has reportedly experienced. “I don’t…
    • No hazing, just brotherhood with the Colts

      INDIANAPOLIS – Hazing inside locker rooms or baseball clubhouses isn’t anything new. It's been around quite some time. Rookies often have to sing in front of their teammates during training, carry helmets and shoulder pads throughout the season or bring…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Amid Miami scandal, Coughlin addresses hazing

      It's only been 14 months since Tom Coughlin had to talk to his team about bullying and hazing, after an ugly incident involving Prince Amukamara and a cold tub. But now, in the wake of more ugliness coming out of Miami, Coughlin plans to talk to some of…
    • Great moments in Redskins hazing

      There’s been so much talk of hazing in the NFL in recent days that I had to go through The Post’s voluminous archives to see just how younger Redskins players were hazed back in the day. For all I know, these tales have been horribly sanitized, and the …
    • Lions say Dolphins' hazing claims don't exist in Detroit

      During training camp, Lions rookies carry helmets and pads for the veteran players, and before road games, they have to supply food on the flights. Under coach Jim Schwartz, that's basically the extent of the hazing.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Vikings Allen says 'hazing' can be rite of passage

      The Vikings veteran says the practice can be a rite of passage if kept in check.
    • Whitworth: Bengals free of Incognito hazing situation

      How far is too far? The question of balancing hazing and teasing players inside an NFL locker room walks a fine line, one exposed in light of Miami Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito's indefinite suspension and reported termination.
    • Jerry Jones gives an example of when the hazing of a Dallas Cowboys player went too far

      For obvious reasons, the Sunday suspension of Richie Incognito has made player hazing and bullying a hot topic in the NFL. The Miami Dolphins guard was suspended for conduct detrimental to the team in connection with his actions toward teammate Jonathan…
    • In Bullying Case, Questions on N.F.L. Culture

      The unfolding saga between the offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito of the Miami Dolphins is forcing the league to start defining the gray areas between pranks and bullying.
      Source: nytimes.com
  • Longtime Eagles hoping they'll stay in Kelly's system

    By the start of the 1999 season, new Eagles coach Andy Reid had whittled the 60-or-so-man roster he was handed in January down to 24 remaining players.
    Source: philly.com
  • Vacchiano: NFL must toss cold water on hazing before it’s too late

    When Chris Snee was a rookie he was forced to stand up in front of his teammates and rap like Will Smith, performing the theme song to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. Justin Tuck had to bring breakfast sandwiches in the morning and take his linemates out…

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