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USA Today property latest to treat sports hazing as a joke

Latest newspaper to join the lately shrinking list of media outlets treating hazing as a goof is “Falconswire.”  Immature “reporter” Tim Weaver makes light of a non-criminal hazing of Atlanta roolie Calvin Ridley. The article’s headline treats hazing as a joke.

Watch: Falcons tease rookie Calvin Ridley by putting him in trash bag

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of 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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