Last year New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara was the victim of a fairly publicized hazing or bullying incident when a video leaked of Jason Pierre-Paul dumping him in a tub of cold water. Amukamara is downplaying that incident as just fun and games in the locker room.
“I’ve always been the guy that’s more of an easy target to pick on just because guys know that I can take it,” Amukamara said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “I’ve been the one who turns the other cheek. Someone really has to physically punch me in my face for me to react.”
“I do feel like it was overblown, but as an outsider I look at the videos and you could tell that, ‘OK, this kid looked helpless’ and ‘This kid’s being bullied,’ ” Amukamara said. “But I didn’t take it personal. It was just part of how we get rowdy.
“Guys just want to see that fight in me,” he added. “And just being the more calm person that I am I guess they wanted to see it off the field.”
There still has to be a better way to try and bring the fight out of someone then to bully him. Challenge him on the field in training camp instead.