Giants insist they weren't hazing Amukamara

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- While they understand the public's concern over what might be perceived as an apparent hazing incident involving Prince Amukamara, several New York Giants insist that throwing the second-year cornerback into a tub of ice water was a football tradition and not bullying.

Amukamara and Jason Pierre-Paul, the Pro Bowl defensive end who threw him into the metal ice tub, said Monday they are friends and there was nothing personal involved.

However, both are concerned that the video of the incident tweeted by punter Steve Weatherford might give youngsters the idea that bullying and hazing are OK.

Weatherford posted the video of the incident that took place in training camp a couple of weeks ago on Saturday night. He took it down Sunday and apologized Monday to teammates and fans.