This is going to be tough for me..I really can't stand the Cowboys. I have to commend Bryant for having the courage to stand up against a stupid tradition. Where else does this happen? The military (at least the Marines) used to have a Corps wide hazing problem. It was bad for moral and sometimes dangerous and in the early 90s the Commandant made it a priority to end that cycle. I believe the Marines are and were better for it. I think Bryant has given the Goodall a great opportunity to get behind him on an issue that should only have one side. At the end of the day practice is a workplace and hazing should be illegal. Furthermore, I totally disagree with the guy who wrote this article. I think if Bryant was only acting in self interest he'd take the easy way out and carry pads. I think it takes moral fortitude to take a stance against established norms which you believe are false and that Bryant should be commended. Sometimes it only takes one guy to stand up for what's right break a culture of stupidity.