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New York Giants: Why Giants Hazing Fiasco Is Much Ado About Nothing

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07:   Jason Pierre-Paul #90 of the New York Giants celebrates with the fans during the New York Giants ticker tape victory parade down the Canyon of Heros on February 7, 2012 in New York City.  The Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIAugust 30, 2012

The New York Giants' "hazing" fiasco got blown out of proportion. 

Yes, Jason Pierre-Paul dumped Prince Amukamara into a ice-cold bath. It happened, and it's not that big of a deal. 

Does nobody remember Tim Tebow getting his head shaved

Outside the fact that it's absolutely hilarious, if you ask me, I'd rather get thrown into a ice-cold tub than get my head shaved like that. 

In all seriousness, what happened that night should've stayed in house, but Steve Weatherford made a mistake, and he admitted as much.

Mistakes do happen, it doesn't matter how much you make a year, or what uniform you wear. We're all human beings, and we all make mistakes. 

The bigger issue was that this became so public in the first place. Hopefully Weatherford learned his lesson and this won't become a future distraction during the mist of the season.

No matter what anyone thinks about this fiasco personally, it's not that big of a deal. Last time I checked, the Giants are still practicing and going about their everyday activities. The world didn't stop for them, and it shouldn't stop for anyone else either. 

Teams "haze." Teams fight. Teams have disagreements. These things aren't going to change in a sport as physical as football.  

You can't applaud football players when they make big hits, then criticize them when they "haze" a player off the field.

That's just the nature of the beast, and people have to take the good with the bad. It's nice to think we can have it both ways, but that's just not reality. 

The best part about this whole fiasco is that it's not going to matter in less than a weeks time.

The more important issue at hand for the Giants is defending their Super Bowl title. Once the game this coming Wednesday night starts, that's all that matters. Nothing else. 

It's time for everyone to just put this whole episode besides us, and just move on. 

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