This issue with Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito highlights problems in the NFL. Whether this event is just some hazing that has gone too far or was it bullying or was he actually torturing the poor guy, essentially “beating up on the little kid” is unknown.
Now all these teams have some form of rookie hazing. The Patriots do a few things we are all aware of (there may be others that we are not privy to). The Patriots rookies, carry the veterins pads during training camp, they get crazy haircuts, they get hosed down one day when it is hot and have to practice when soaking wet.
What does the team you follow have some events that could be considered rookie hazing? Talent shows? Rookie dinner? What do they do?
The rookies buying the veterans a meal I have heard is reasonably common across the league. I expect that may be OK, but abusing it may not be. Getting a meal is one thing, getting 10 meals to go may not. Some teams have canceled to rookie meal.
What is good and acceptable behavior?
Should the rookies just suck it up? Should all hazing end? Should the NFL take more control over it? Some guidelines? Some rules?