Friday, November 8, 2013
They become bullying when it's excessive, when someone's a target. One prank is pretty harmless. Everyone laughs about it you get embarrassed and thats the end of the story. However when it becomes a constant thing that's when you have bullying and that's when it malicious. I think both are very important. If it wasn't someone's intent to actually cause harm then there really shouldn't be a problem. All you need to do is simply swallow your pride and go apologize to the person. However if it was done just to hurt someone that's when you run into issues and that's when you're dealing with a bully. The reaction is probably the most important part because if someone shows that they've been deeply offend by it then the perpetrator has to go apologize and try and make right. However, if the victim just shrugs it off then everything's okay. I feel like it's the captains duty to policy the locker room and things going on off the field. They have been put in a leadership role for a reason, and one of the reasons is to look out for your teammates. A locker room is a place where a lot of things happen and I don't think the outside world really knows enough about it to judge. That's why I don't think the NFL should get involved at all, it up to the team to treat each other with respect.