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Hazing reference at Ole Miss

This one is interesting in an otherwise positive profile of an attorney from Mississippi. It is a much older athletic hazing reference (1960 era) and is interesting for that reason alone to me. Here is excerpt with link to a pretty interesting article.
When [Ron] Peresich got to Ole Miss, a good buddy from the Coast, young A.J. Holloway (the future Biloxi mayor) was already there playing football, and Holloway and Coastian Rodney Mattina “helped me get through the M Club initiation, which was brutal. Back then there was more than just a little hazing.”

Peresich … made the Ole Miss team as a walk-on and won a scholarship. He played on the 1964 SEC championship Ole Miss team and pitched two games in the College World Series.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based 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 new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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