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NBA memo to teams: Bullying won't be tolerated

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08:38 AM ET 11.09 | ll 30 NBA teams received a memo from the league office Friday reminding them that no form of bullying or hazing will be tolerated, according to league sources. The memo, sources said, references the Miami Dolphins' ongoing bullying scandal and urges NBA players to report anything if they feel the need while also spelling out specific violations of the league's policies. Sources said the memo reiterated a number of prohibited behaviors that would violate league policy. The lengthy list of violations, sources said, includes: any physical abuse or threats of violence; verbal abuse focused on an individual's race, nationality, color, gender, age, religion, sexuality, etc.; destruction, defacement or theft of a fellow player's personal property; engaging in any activity that intimidates or threatens fellow players with ostracism or inflicts extreme mental stress, embarrassment, humiliation or shame; and forcing an individual to engage in any activity or perform any task that violates federal, state or local law or NBA rules and regulations.

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November 9, 2013  08:43 AM ET

So does that mean rookies are safe from now on...?

November 9, 2013  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So does that mean rookies are safe from now on...?






What about veterans ???







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November 9, 2013  08:44 AM ET

Just Don't Do It, Bros.

November 9, 2013  08:50 AM ET

Did Dwight complain?

November 9, 2013  09:24 AM ET

Complain?
80% of these guys are from rough neighborhoods, complain?
Really?
I can see more fights than complaints.

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November 9, 2013  10:00 AM ET
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Complain?80% of these guys are from rough neighborhoods, complain?Really?I can see more fights than complaints.

They just handle this mano el mano.

November 9, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Did Dwight complain?

He just left for a better team.

November 9, 2013  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

They just handle this mano el mano.

Nice try.

*mano-a-mano*

November 9, 2013  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Nice try. *mano-a-mano*

Oh............Excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me!

November 9, 2013  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Cover their butt against lawsuits later when things go to far and somebody gets hurt. They can refer to their policy and say they published guidelines but the weren't followed.

You are sooooooooooooooooooooooo pretty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 9, 2013  10:48 AM ET

*Looks around for the FN emergency exit*

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November 9, 2013  11:17 AM ET
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You are sooooooooooooooooooooooo pretty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There you go again.

November 9, 2013  11:45 AM ET

Who plays Incognito?



Juwan Howard?

 
November 9, 2013  11:46 AM ET
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He just left for a better team.

And that better team will kick butt tonight...

Go Rockets!

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