There’s a fine line between hazing and bullying.
I mention that because Giants punter Steve Weatherford has posted a video on Twitter of Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul carrying cornerback Prince Amukamara down the hall and out the door and dumping him hard into a cold tub. During the procession, several players are chanting, “Cold tub!” One player can be heard mockingly urging Amukamara to stand up for himself.
Apart from the fact that Amukamara could have gotten injured, there’s something about the video that seems like something more than innocent hazing — especially since Prince isn’t a rookie.
And even though it appears that a good time is being had by all, Prince doesn’t look very happy when he gets out of the cold tub. Pierre-Paul doesn’t seem happy either, barking obscenities as he walks past the camera.
Anyway, have a look and drop a comment with your views. Is it an innocent prank? Or does it cross the line?
UPDATE 11:31 p.m. ET: YouTube has removed one copy of the video, claiming it violates the site’s “policy prohibiting content designed to harass, bully or threaten.” Another copy of the YouTube video appears below. Also, the video is still active at VuMee.