Prince Amukamara partying at a Bar Mitzvah may be best Instagram video ever

Prince Amukamara InstagramWithout further ado, we present you quite possibly the best Instagram video of all time. Prince Amukamara raging at a Bar Mitzvah while “Turn down for what” plays in the background.

His caption?

“Bar Mitzvahs are no joke!!!”

Darn right. Those middle schoolers don’t turn down for anything!

And Prince was apparently quite popular with the pre-teen girls:

H/T Kegs n Eggs

Prince Amukamara: ‘I’m a virgin, some people call me the black Tim Tebow’

Prince-Amukamara-GiantsNew York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara is here to let Tim Tebow know that he is not alone. Tebow may seem like the only NFL player (or, should we say, former NFL player) who is an admitted virgin, but Amukamara revealed in a recent interview with Muscle & Fitness Magazine that he is also saving himself for marriage.

“Some people call me the black Tim Tebow,” Amukamara said. “Yeah, I am a virgin. I’m not ashamed to say that.”

Like Tebow, Amukamara is a devout Catholic. He is engaged and is planning to get married this winter. In addition to being a virgin, the 24-year-old also said he has never tasted a sip of alcohol in his life.

“I grew up Catholic, so it just started out as one of those things,” he said. “I’d think, ‘If I do this, maybe I can get to heaven,’ so I said no drinks, no sex, all the big things. As I grew up, I realized that’s not what it’s about. It’s about having a relationship with Jesus. It’s not about ‘Don’t do this. Don’t do that.’ But still, it’s just one of those things I haven’t done, and I don’t see any benefit to doing it. You’re always reading about people getting DUIs. So many bad things that happen and wind up in the paper are alcohol-related, so by not drinking, it saves me, my team, and my family a lot of trouble.”

It should be noted that plenty of players drink responsibly and manage to not put themselves or their teams in jeopardy, but Amukamara has a point. With all the idiotic things we have seen football players do because of alcohol, staying away from it is probably wise. However, Prince has not ruled out getting his drink on at his bachelor party.

“I told my fiancé that I’ll probably take my first drink at my bachelor party,” he said. “I don’t know if I will.”

As someone who has never touched a drink or had sex before, Amukamara is different from most of his Giants teammates. Maybe that helps explain why they were still dunking him in a cold tub in his second year in the league. It doesn’t excuse it, but it might help explain it.

Via Newsday

Prince Amukamara no longer has a crappy pregame ritual

New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara was interviewed by MSG’s Jill Martin during halftime of the Knicks-Wizards game on Friday, and he dropped a load on us.

The second-year corner revealed that he used to go No. 2 as part of his pregame ritual, but he says he no longer does it.

“That stopped working for me, so I discontinued that,” he said.

Amukamara then capped off his intimate revelation by saying, “the ladies call me “Princie-poo.” Little did he realize that nickname suddenly had a dual-meaning.

H/T Jimmy Traina

Bart Scott: Prince Amukamura is still a rookie, should be bringing donuts to work

By now we are fairly sure that most of the Giants will be offering no apologies for throwing Prince Amukamara into a cold tub. While Tom Coughlin and several players have expressed regret and frustration over the video going public, the team seems to be of the belief that hazing is done out of love and brings the team closer.

Jets linebacker Bart Scott thinks that Amukamara has not played in enough games to graduate from rookie status. For that reason, Scott says he deserves the cold tub treatment and more.

“I mean I heard about it, but come on man at the end of the day Prince Amukamara is still a rookie after four games,” Scott said during an interview with 98.7 ESPN in New York. “This morning he should have brought the donuts. Come on man. He is going to get hazed.

“You can’t try to explain it because you just sound stupid trying to explain it. What I am saying is that’s football stuff. It happens all over. We cut a B + in a dude’s head because he said he graded our defense a B+. We thought he was retarded if he thought he was performing at a B+. He should be with the 1′s. He was a rookie, so we took some clippers and we cut a B+ in his head and made him wear it.”

Well, that helps explain this ugly haircut. Prince actually played in seven games last season, but we get Scott’s point. Amukamara himself said he is unsure of why he is still being hazed as a second-year player, but I guess that’s just the way it goes for some guys. Considering this is the same Bart who has been known to say things like this, it doesn’t really surprise us that he would side with the hazers and not the hazee.

Helmet knock to Sports Radio Interviews for transcribing the quotes
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Justin Tuck defends Prince Amukamara being throw into cold tub

The Giants don’t seem to be apologetic about hazing Prince Amukamara, they’re just sorry that their private locker room behavior became public.

“None of us condone bullying,” defensive end Justin Tuck told the media on Monday. “We just have to do a better job of being conscious of how that looks and how people can perceive it.”

Tuck then defended the hazing, suggesting it was done out of love.

“We’re a family. Everyone loves everyone. We love Prince. It’s part of the rituals and traditions of a football team in the locker room,” Tuck said. “I would love to say it was really not that big of a deal, but there’s some people that don’t understand what goes on on a football team. We’re definitely sensitive to that and understand other peoples’ concerns about it.

“If anything, it shows just how tight of a group we are. It’s just part of doing your dues. We’ve all been through it — I’ve been dunked in the cold tub when I was a rookie. It’s just unfortunate that it’s looked upon as it happened.”

Once again, Tuck isn’t apologizing for the Giants hazing each other, he’s just sorry others are seeing it.

“No one really understands the culture in this locker room and in locker rooms around the country unless you’ve been in one. I can see how people outside of this locker room can take it in a negative light, and it’s for good reason. I definitely see both sides of it and wish that everyone will know we’re going to do our part to make sure nothing like this happens again.”

I played athletics throughout high school and understand that this type of hazing is prevalent. I never really understood how tossing a younger player into the cold tub or shower made the team better or more tight-knit, so I never participated in that sort of thing and tried discouraging it. But some players really got off on showing their dominance over others, and they loved doing it. That’s the type of culture to which Tuck is referring.

I’m not a fan of hazing, I don’t really understand the point of it, and that’s not my deal. But it’s hard for outsiders to really say anything to a professional football team about the way they should behave in their locker room. As long as there isn’t any ookie cookie nonsense going on, there probably isn’t too much to fuss over.

Prince Amukamara not sure why he’s still getting hazed as a second-year player

Over the weekend, a video of a few Giants players hazing second-year cornerback Prince Amukamara at the Giants facility went viral after it was posted on Pro Football Talk. The clip showed defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul carrying Amukamara over his shoulder and throwing him into a cold tub. Several players looked on and cheered, trying to rally Prince to stand up for himself. When Amukamara emerged from the tub he appeared visibly upset.

The video was originally posted by punter Steve Weatherford on Twitter, but he later apologized for sharing it as it contained strong language and seemingly infuriated Tom Coughlin. Here is the video, which contains some very strong language:

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Prince Amukamara Fell in Draft Because He Is Nigerian? Unlikely

Prince Amukamara slipped to the 19th spot in the NFL draft before the New York Giants finally picked him up. Amukamara was widely considered to be the second-best cornerback in the draft, rating just behind Patrick Peterson who went fifth overall to the Cardinals. Though no other cornerback was drafted between the two, 13 other players were picked before Amukamara. So how can the drop be explained? According to Dan Pompei’s sources, an anti-Nigerian bias could be the reason. From his National Football Post column via Evan Silva at Rotoworld:

A lot of NFL people are skeptical about Nigerian players like Amukarma. “And it’s not just white men,” one executive said. “It’s whites and blacks.” It’s still a subtle form of racism. The word on Nigerians: they are soft, not tough enough and too educated. It would be a pity if that’s what cost Amukamara.

Wow, that’s a pretty explosive charge coming from his sources. NFL draft personnel question everything about a player, and we even heard rumblings that being a redhead could cost Andy Dalton. Let me go out on a limb and say that’s not what caused Prince’s slip. Instead, sometimes these things just happen like they did to Brady Quinn and Aaron Rodgers. For Quinn it was warranted, for Rodgers it was a mistake. I’m guessing Amukamara will prove it was a mistake for so many teams to pass on him.

Meanwhile, like Evan Silva points out, the most notable Nigerian player in the NFL was one of the toughest running backs ever: Christian Okoye, who was nicknamed “The Nigerian Nightmare.” Other Nigerian players include Jeff Otah and Osi Umenyiora, two guys with whom you definitely don’t want to mess. If some teams passed on him because he’s Nigerian, they’re fools. Or maybe they just wanted to avoid the on-stage fashion show Prince’s family put on.