Steelers Veterans Vote to Stop Younger Teammates From Playing Ping-Pong in Locker Room After Poor Start


Rookie hazing is not uncommon in professional sports. Heck, even the Patriots get in on the fun.

During a meeting between the Pittsburgh Steelers’ veterans and captains today, a new rule was passed that initially seemed like a new form of rookie hazing: No table tennis or pool playing allowed for players with less than four years of NFL experience.

Upon closer examination, though, it appears the 0-2 Steelers made the change to help the younger players focus and execute better while off the practice field and at the team’s facility “during business hours.”

Jory Rand of KDKA TV tweeted about the signs earlier this afternoon. Take a look at some of his detailed accounts below, which include comments from fourth-year wide receiver Antonio Brown and twelfth-year safety Ryan Clark.

Helmet sticker to Deadspin for compiling the tweets.

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