There was a time when the Panthers ended training camp by taping rookies to the goalpost and pouring stuff on them.
Glad the tradition ended. Rookies have to carry the pads and helmets of veterans when they walk off the field. Probably they have to sing a school fight song or put on a skit. That's enough.
Maybe, away from the media and fans, veterans do something to the rookies. Hope not.
Hazing is dumb. Does it bring factions of a football team closer? Panthers stay in the same dormitories, see each other at breakfast, lunch and dinner. They attend meetings together. They practice together and against each other.
There are no outside distractions, no chores, errands, crying or smiling babies. They've already bonded, don't you think?
Hazing belongs to a different time. Leave it there.