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Should rookie hazing be banned in professional sports?

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rustyboilerz

Hazing EVERYWHERE should be banned! PERIOD! :(

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Sorry buddy. This is a rare occasion where we disagree.
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So you endorse bullying? NOT COOL! :(
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I think there's a difference between hazing and bullying.
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I'm with Rusty. I think hazing should be banned in all aspects everywhere.

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We'll be the only common sense seen on this answer. Bullying comes in all forms, sadly, hazing is one of the worst forms to force conformity.
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Oh, my gosh, Rusty. I can't believe these answers! People have DIED from hazing, do they not realize that? When my brother became superintendent of schools, one of the very first things he did was have cameras put in all the schools to help control bullying because it was so bad.
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Absolutely not. It's not like its physical abuse. I know in baseball, the make rookies do different things from carrying pink backpacks, to dressing like women, to buying team dinners. In fact I think all major sports have a dinner where they leave the rookies to pay the bill. Heck, in college I was a swimmer. My hazing was to jump into the pool from a catwalk in the roof. It wasn't much higher than the 30 meter platform, and one guy was afraid of heights so they didn't make him do it. It's a team building exercise. Next thing you know the question will be asked if we should stop hazing in the armed forces. I think that as long as its team building, and not physically abusive, then its fine.

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I think its okay, pick on the rook a lil bit at the beggining or the season. Get your couple of pranks in and have him pay for a few meals but I think you stop there.
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I agree. You need to push a little bit just to see what a person is made of. If you fold under a little pressure then are you going to be the go to guy when the game is on the line.
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A bully wears letter jackets also, teams never bully to win!
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Hazing isn't bullying. There's a difference. The question asked dealt with professional players. I think that they are old enough to know the difference and also have the ability to stand up for themselves. Like my story said, there was a guy afraid of heights so he didn't participate. That's hazing. Throwing the guy out of the roof anyway, that's bullying.
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It is bullying, because it damages someone's pride.
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It's good for you.

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As long as it isn't swirlies in the toilet.
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So even you don't allow the bullies complete control, why are swirlies any different than all of the other ABUSE they hand out? And particularly with YOU? You're no better than anyone else on this planet, are you?
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I'm with Rusty.

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yes, nobody should ever consider hazing as fun or as a sport! so i agree with rusty, it should be banned!!!! :-( FOREVER as long as we ALL shall live!~! and if u think it's fun 2 haze, Ur CRAZY!!!

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