Former Florida Gator football standout Tim Tebow is taking the NFL rookie hazing all in stride. He has won the Heisman Trophy but he remains humble as the new kid on the NFL block, the Denver Broncos’ 2010 first round pick. Tebow has just bared his new “monk” haircut, one that would remind you of the old friars in the time of Robin Hood and friends. Yes, Tebow is cool with his new look, which is very much in contrast with how Dez Bryant is taking all that rookie hazing.
Dallas Cowboys 2010 rookie pick Dez Bryant has openly complained and expressed dislike of how rookies are treated in training camp. At the Cowboys camp, Bryant was asked to carry his teammates’ gear, consisting of pads and helmets.
“I’m not doing it,” Bryant said in an interview with ESPN. “I feel like I was drafted to play football, not carry another player’s pads.”
For Tebow, this is just a small price to pay. A simple haircut that grows back in a couple of weeks earns respect among your teammates, no big deal. Tebow’s contract is reportedly worth $33 million for five years. He stands to earn $8.5 million in his first year.
I would say then that it is such a small price to pay.