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A postscript to Jason Pierre-Paul story

What’s worse than no apology at all for doing something stupid and egregious?

Giving out a lame, non-apologetic apology.

And Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants has just given a prize one.

If you saw “All the President’s Men,” you no doubt recall how the Washington Post editor talked about the Watergate criminals non-denial denials?

Well, let’s call Jason Pierre-Paul’s “apology” exactly what it is.

A non-apology.  What did he say about using the N-word? Shaming Prince Amukamara in front of his teammates?  Making the entire sports world aware that the Giants routinely toss rookies into an ice tub as a matter of hazing practice?

“For us guys, it was funny, but to the media and all the fans, they didn’t find it funny. I apologize to my fans. It was just a joke that [went] bad,” Pierre-Paul squealed.

Absolute BULL.  This was no joke.  It was bullying.

And the non-apologetic apology to get fans and media off his back is very transparent.  –Moderator Hank Nuwer

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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