Video Of New York Giants Training Camp Hazing Goes Viral, Coach Coughlin Not Happy (Video)
The New York Giants like to refer to themselves as a family. And if that’s the case, then it seems they might be having a little family quarrel right now.
You see, on Saturday, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul threw cornerback Prince Amukamara into a tub of ice-cold water in what apparently was some kind of prank or hazing incident. And while pranking and hazing the new guys is pretty common in NFL training camps, this particular incident is a little odd.
For one thing, Amukamara isn’t a rookie. He made his debut with the Giants last season. For another thing, Pierre-Paul isn’t some grizzled NFL veteran. He’s 23-years-old, and has been in the league just one year longer than Amukamara.
Thus, the dynamics here are a little unconventional. Apparently NFL rookies are expected to shut up and take whatever is dished out to them at training camp, and last year Amukamara didn’t go along with the script. So perhaps that’s the reason why some teammates think he needs to re-do his rookie hazing. But that still wouldn’t explain why a third-year player is taking the lead.
So what did Prince think about it? Well, he did’t enjoy it, that’s for sure. The New Jersey Star-Ledger quoted him as saying, “Yeah, um, well, I mean, I just don’t get it. I don’t understand the rules. I mean, I’m not a rookie anymore, so I don’t know why I’m getting thrown in the tub. I know it’s all love.”
Regardless, Giants punter Steve Weatherford recorded the whole incident and rather unwisely tweeted it (with all it’s colorful language) to the masses. And now coach Tom Coughlin is not too happy.
So stay tuned to see what unfolds in the coming week.
Oh, and here’s that video. But be warned: it features some offensive language.