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Prince Amukamara a Victim of Hazing from Jason Pierre-Paul and Giants Teammates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05:  Prince Amukamara #20 of the New York Giants celebrates after the Giants won 21-17 against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Tim KeeneyContributor IAugust 19, 2012

Hazing in NFL locker rooms has become a common occurrence, and New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara was the most recent victim.

Take a look (WARNING: Following video contains NSFW language):

UPDATE: Sunday, August 19 at 5:59 p.m. ET by Austin Green

The video was leaked onto the internet by punter Steve Weatherford, who posted a link to it on his Twitter account. Weatherford still hasn't deleted the tweet, but he did issue an apology on Sunday.

I want to apologize to the fans... The video I posted was distasteful. Our team is a family, and we love each other. I am sorry to the fans

— Steve Weatherford (@Weatherford5) August 19, 2012

Weatherford likely tweed the apology after a stern talk with head coach Tom Coughlin, who is well-known for his no-nonsense approach to the game. Will Brinson of CBS Sports reported that the coach was not happy with the video, and he would ensure that the players are more responsible with social media.

Check back in to Bleacher Report for all the latest updates on this odd situation.

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Why exactly the second-year pro is being hazed like he's a rookie is unknown, but maybe that's why the former Nebraska corner appears so mad at what appears to be a harmless joke.

Therein lies the problem, as this hazing has resulted in more debate than likely initially intended (via the Star-Ledger's Mike Garafolo):

The debate over the video was just that: Was this a form of chemistry-building hazing or did it go too far? And was Pierre-Paul’s use of vulgarities and racially-insensitive words a problem or typical banter between players?

Today, Tom Coughlin didn’t get into specifics and said he had just heard about the incident about an hour before his conference call with reporters. But the coach sounded as if he wasn’t too pleased with the situation.

In fact, punter Steve Weatherford has already issued an apology for posting the video (via Twitter):

I want to apologize to the fans... The video I posted was distasteful. Our team is a family, and we love each other. I am sorry to the fans

— Steve Weatherford (@Weatherford5) August 19, 2012

Amukamara not only seemed upset in the video, but he has quite a few not-so-happy sounding quotes in that same article by Garafolo.

Nonetheless, a prank is a prank, and as long as the New York Giants continue to win Super Bowls, I think the locker room is in pretty fine shape.

Especially with a prank as simple as this one:

Find an athletic buff freak like Jason Pierre-Paul who can toss the 210-pound Amukamara over his shoulder like a freaking rag doll, carry said rag doll through the locker room, throw said rag doll in ice cold water.

Boom, roasted. End of story, hopefully. 


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