Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara, recently captured on video being dropped into an ice bath by teammate Jason Pierre-Paul, isn't sure why his teammates continue to target him for the type of hazing usually reserved for rookies. From NJ.com:
"Yeah, um, well, I mean, I just don't get it. I don't understand the rules," last year's first-round pick told The Star-Ledger. "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.
"Yeah, no one ever likes it, especially when it's you vs. eight and no one's helping you. But it doesn't mess up our team morale or anything."
Amukamara is officially listed at 6-foot and 207 pounds, meaning he's giving up five inches and 70 pounds to Pierre-Paul. That difference in size may be one reason why he's realized it's not worth putting up the effort to resist.
"Um, I just don't think that's the right way to go," Amukamara said. "Now, if it's on the field and something like that happens, someone does a cheap play, for sure I'm going to protect myself. But if it's out here (in the locker room) and it's just for fun, then no."
"Anything that occurs within this family or within our group should not be a part of any social media aspect,'' Coughlin said. "I'm going to address that strongly, and I've spent a little time on that this preseason, but I'll look into it further.''
Ironically enough, Weatherford returned to social media to issue an apology. But in a Twitter reply, Giants defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy seemed to suggest an apology wasn't actually needed and the whole situation has been overblown:
Outsider will never understand how we bond— Jimmy GRIZZ Kennedy(@Kennedy73) August 19, 2012
@weatherford5 Prince is a rookie until game 4! Plus Toughness is key! Even Blood brothers battle!