Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  By By Peter Schrager  |  Last updated 11/4/13
In July 2002, Jeremy Shockey, then a rookie tight end with the New York Giants, entered a locker room full of veterans as the hotshot first-round pick with a BCS title on his resume and flowing blond hair bouncing out of his helmet. From Michael Strahan to Kerry Collins to Tiki Barber, the room was loaded with established performers and household names. On Shockey's first day of training camp, one of those veterans, linebacker Brandon Short, stood in front of the team in the cafeteria at the University of Albany, pointed to the rookie and said, "Name, school and signing bonus, son. Then sing." It was a Giants' camp tradition -a simple, good-natured hazing that every rookie had faced before him. But Shockey wasn't feeling it. As he told FOX Sports on the phone Monday, "There's a story there. I had a limo driver with one eye who was partially blind. He had an eye patch. He was swerving all over the road and didn't know how to get to the dorms in Albany the night before. I was up a...
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