Camp life can be rough when you are an NFL rookie, but it is part of the experience that you will never forget and it helps to build camaraderie as a team as you go through the dog days of summer together. At the end of camp, veterans often has some fun with the rookies on the roster and that was no different with the Kansas City Chiefs this year as they concluded training camp.
For Chiefs rookies, they received a rude awakening when they made their way to their vehicles and found their rides filled with popcorn, dish soap and laundry soap. Of course, when you see some of the wild haircuts that a few rookies around the league received, having to clean out your car isn’t too bad.
Chiefs rookie center Eric Kush, who was drafted in the sixth-round out of California (Pa.), shared some photos of the end result on his Facebook page.
When I asked Kush about the “hazing”, he was a good sport and took it all in stride.
“The vets took it easy on us the whole camp, but got us at the end,” Kush said. “It’s just part of becoming family that us new guys have to deal with. It all cleaned up easy, so no harm no foul.”
That’s the right attitude to have.
Being part of training camp is a special experience that not everyone gets to receive, so you have to enjoy every moment and appreciate the funny moments with the guys in the locker room.
Below are a few of the images Kush shared on his Facebook page:
Well played, vets.