After a quiet offseason, the New York Giants have dominated the headlines over the last 48 hours. Not because they are Super Bowl champions looking to repeat, but because defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul dumped cornerback Prince Amukamara into an ice tub. Now, New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott has decided to poke fun at Prince and Big Blue, saying he should take advantage of the hazing as well.
"At the end of the day, Prince is still a rookie. I might call some of those vets and have him bring me doughgnuts," Scott said on ESPN radio.
To his credit, Scott downplayed the incident, saying it takes place across the NFL and that the media should just butt out.
"That's football stuff. It happens all over," he added. "That's in-house stuff."
Giants players spent much of their day on Monday explaining what had happened, apologizing and admitting that the prank had gone too far. The clear message was that these sorts of things should never be made public and there was no harm intended. Everyone loves everyone else, the locker-room is not divided and the media merely made a mountain out of a molehill.
Perhaps that's the case, but either way, it's clear the team now understands the very dark side of social media. Once something goes viral, it's impossible to get a handle on it.
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