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  •  Wayback machine: Cam Cleeland's NFL hazing (0+ / 0-)

    Former New Orleans Saint TE Cam Cleeland was a victim of hazing his rookie year, 1998.

    Cleeland, a second-round draft choice from Washington, reportedly was struck in the face during a hazing incident early Thursday at the players' dormitory on the campus of the University of Wisconsin La Crosse...

    First-round draft choice Kyle Turley, an offensive tackle from San Diego State, and rookie free-agent Jeff Danish also received minor injuries in the hazing incident that happened the final night of training camp

    The NFL and then New Orleans coach Mike Ditka refused to discipline the culprits. Eventually Cleeland, who was originally penciled in as a starter before the eye injury, was cut for complaining about being hazed.

    Indeed, it appeared that he was plagued by symptoms related to his hazing injury long after he retired from the NFL.

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