Skip to main content

Fitzgerald says he dropped $15K as part of rookie 'hazing'

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Hazing is a hot topic in the NFL right now.

With Dolphins' offensive lineman Richie Incognito being suspended indefinitely for among other things, leaving a racially insensitive message on teammate Jonathon Martin's voicemail, NFL stars are weighing in left and right on how far is too far.

Dolphin teammates have said the locker room atmosphere there is fine, with some, including receiver Mike Wallace, even saying Incognito is a "great guy."

Vikings' defensive end Jared Allen also came to Incognito's defense, saying hazing is a "rite of passage" and that Incognito has a "good heart."

Minnesota native and Arizona Cardinals standout Larry Fitzgerald is making the rounds, and told Jim Rome today that he spent nearly $15,000 dollars his rookie season as a part of the hazing he experienced when he came into the league.

Fitzgerald says that no rookie is above normal NFL hazing, but also said there's no place for some of the things Incognito said.

Here's Rome's full interview with Fitzgerald.

Fitz also went on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network today to discuss hazing, among other topics surrounding his Cardinals.

UPDATE: Reports say that Miami coaches wanted Incognito to toughen up Martin. Regardless of opinions, it gets uglier for the Dolphins.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Tyre Nichols: Initial police version of events bear similarities to George Floyd killing

Memphis PD said Nichols complained of 'shortness of breath' following 'confrontations' with police, who in reality violently beat him.

George Floyd, protest

Twin Cities authorities preparing for community reaction to Tyre Nichols video

The ATF division in St. Paul sent out an alert out of "an abundance of caution."

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 2.12.05 PM

Changes at K102's Chris Carr & Company, with Sam Sansevere joining as co-host

She is the daughter of former KQRS morning show personality Bob Sansevere.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 1.16.21 PM

Minneapolis' Royal Foundry Craft Spirits announces closure

The distillery set out to infuse the Minneapolis craft cocktail scene with British flavor.


Shutterfly to cut almost 100 jobs at Shakopee facility

The layoffs are expected to impact multiple positions within the company.


Mill City Museum in the running to be named best history museum in the U.S.

The museum offers scenic views of the Mississippi River.


Man charged with attempted murder of White Bear Lake police officer

Daniel Holmgren Jr., 33, was being served an arrest warrant at the time of the incident.


Gallery: 1,000-acre Wisconsin resort listed for nearly $4.3M

The lush landscape features a creek and private lake.

school bus

Alert after Woodbury students approached by strangers asking if they want candy

Valley Crossing Elementary School urged parents to go over safety information with their children in response to the incident.

basketball unsplash stock

North St. Paul basketball cancels Eden Prairie game after opposing coach's reinstatement

Head Coach Cornelius Gilleylen said he let his players decide amongst themselves.