The recent story about the hazing of a Miami Dolphins player hit home for me as I considered my own experience with hazing and my fears about these behaviors on the social Web.
Is hazing harmful, or a rite of passage? How does social media make bullying worse? Is there a solution?
I can almost guarantee that my coaches, teammates, and fans would not know that after my freshman year of college — where I had played extensively and had been part of a national championship team — I contemplated not returning to the team after the winter break. In fact, I had a long discussion with my parents about transferring due an unrelenting hazing hell.