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Update in the Jason Pierre-Paul debacle: the NFL commissioner’s office again ducks all responsibility when it comes to its lack of a hazing policy

The NFL will take no action in the New York Giants locker room fiasco.  In my opinion, the lack of action on the part of the NFL Commissioner’s office is wrong and foolish.  At the very least a strong condemnation of hazing and/or bullying was warranted.  Coach Tom Coughlin took too little action and way too late –also in my opinion. Moderator Hank Nuwer

Here is the excerpt from the New York Daily News:
An NFL spokesman said the incident was a “club matter” and that the league would mete out no discipline. Tom Coughlin met with his team Monday morning. He said any disciplinary action was “between me and the players,” and that he still needed to sit down with Pierre-Paul. But the practice of dunking has been outlawed, he said, “because of the nature of what took place and the potential for injury.” He added that players should be more conscious of what they place in social media.

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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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