Not all assault is hazing, but make no mistake, assault is one of the many weapons used in the hazing arsenal as clearly illustrated in the recent Sayreville case. In the days following news coverage of the Sayreville High School football team, many struggled to make sense of the reports. Why were “good kids” involved in something like this? How could these reported behaviors occur under the noses of the coaches? Why wasn’t it reported sooner? And some wondered, why was this incident hazing? Beginning with this last question, this is the first in a series of blog posts in response to each of these important questions.

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