Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  By By Peter Schrager  |  Last updated 11/7/13
As details of the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito story continue to emerge, the NFL may find itself in a curious position come August. The NFL Films-produced HBO program Hard Knocks is known for its inside access, wonderful cinematography and dramatic music. It's also known for giving viewers a rare look at the rookie initiation process in an NFL locker room. In recent renditions of the program, rookies have been subjected to various forms of initiation rituals on the Emmy-winning series. In the show's first season back in 2001, Baltimore Ravens rookie Chris Barnes did not participate in the team's Rookie Talent Show and later was taped to a goal post by veterans, covered in baby powder, and doused in Gatorade. The clip found here comes off as good fun. Tony Siragusa, now with Fox but then with the Ravens, jokingly tells the camera: "There were some rookies who didn't perform and there are some consequences to that." After holding out in training camp as a rookie, Kansas City C...
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