There has been a lot of talk about pranks in NFL locker rooms following the scandal in the Miami Dolphins locker room between Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. A prank apparently was the straw that broke the camels’ back and what cause him to leave the team.
Not all pranks are necessarily malicious or evil. For example this prank below between Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor and safety T.J. Ward. We should clarify that we don’t know if Taylor is behind the prank. He is just the one who videotaped it and uploaded it to Instagram, which suggests that he knew it was coming.
Basically he opens a little cabinet in his locker to find a fake rat and lets out a scream. He seemed to take the prank in good stride and laughed it off. Ward has also been in the league for a while, he is in his fourth season. Plus who doesn’t love a good fake rat prank.
The most disturbing part of this video is Ward’s fondness for touching himself.