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Eagles Training Camp: Andy Reid On Rookie Hazing

It seems like rookie hazing in the NFL is getting more ink this season than in years passed. The thing that touched it all off was the Dez Bryant situation in Dallas. The most recent was the ridiculous haircut given to Broncos QB Tim Tebow. That picture was the reason reporters asked Andy Reid whether he was ever hazed and whether he is against the practice.

“No I wasn’t. I was never hazed. I just don’t think it’s productive. I don’t see any positive that comes out of it. In this day and age, you’re asking these young guys to step in and play and I think [hazing] takes away from it a little bit. I don’t think we need to put anybody down, or mess with anybody hard enough for these guys to get themselves right and ready to go. So, I don’t think it’s productive in helping you win football games, so we don’t do it.”