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Don Shula speaks out on rookie hazing

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08:27 AM ET 02.16 | Don Shula --- who will join Tony Dungy, Dan Marino, Jason Taylor and Curtis Martin on a Dolphins committee that will formulate a locker-room code of conduct --- says Dolphins veterans should no longer be permitted to make rookies pay for a $30,000 dinner at Prime 112, as they did with defensive rookies last season. "That's ridiculous," Shula said. "It's not right. Why should they have to do that? Our rookie hazing was just playful stuff, but I don't remember any incident that was uncomfortable or out of line. This is carrying it too far. Everybody has to get back to common sense and don't do anything that causes any longterm harm or ill feelings."

Miami Herald

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February 16, 2014  08:32 AM ET

That's not hazing, that's called Mugging!!!!

February 16, 2014  09:11 AM ET

Really ? You need a committee to tell the clowns to knock it off ?

February 16, 2014  09:17 AM ET

When presented with a $30k bill, rookies should just tell them to F-Off!

February 16, 2014  09:24 AM ET

The Fish are getting more ink than Kat Von D.

February 16, 2014  09:38 AM ET

Pompous sh/muck!!!

February 16, 2014  09:42 AM ET

Shula looks like the Pope!

February 16, 2014  09:43 AM ET

Yea, he seems to be going for the "senior diplomat" look there. He got the dip part right.

February 16, 2014  10:17 AM ET

"Everybody has to get back to common sense and don't do anything that causes any longterm harm or ill feelings."

That should be the rule everywhere, in all walks of life. I'm looking at you, politicians.

February 16, 2014  10:54 AM ET

Why is Curtis Martin on a Miami Dolphins committee?

February 16, 2014  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Why is Curtis Martin on a Miami Dolphins committee?

Dispassionate view from outside the organization?

February 16, 2014  12:49 PM ET

is that hazing or extortion?

February 16, 2014  03:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

is that hazing or extortion?

It went from hazing to extortion.

February 17, 2014  07:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The Fish are getting more ink than Kat Von D.

now that's funny right there

 
February 17, 2014  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The Fish are getting more ink than Richie Incognito.

Fixed

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