Nothing really new here with the hazing incident on the JV basketball team at Grant High School (Portland, Oregon) that we haven’t seen a million times before: younger players on a team being held down, shorts removed and either a finger–or other object–inserted into their anus as part of initiation process. Well, maybe a couple of new things.
First, this practice is allegedly so common among GHS sports teams that it has a name “G-ing.” As in, “He’s going to get his G-ing after the game tonight.” Sounds to us like there just might be a hazing tradition at Grant.
And second, according to this story, even parents of jocks at Grant feel intimidated, afraid to say anything about what is happening to their children for fear something worse might happen to the lads. That puts things on a whole new serious level when even the culture gets to the parents.
Fortunately, someone did come forward, the school investigated and now the local sex crimes unit is looking into it to see if an charges will be brought.