NBA sends anti-bullying memo to all 30 teamsPosted by Inside Hoops
Bullying isn’t cool at any level, including the world of pro sports. Here’s an ESPN.com report on the NBA reminding all teams to be sure to prevent any such behavior:
The memo, sources said, references the Miami Dolphins’ ongoing bullying scandal and urges NBA players to report anything if they feel the need while also spelling out specific violations of the league’s policies.
Sources said the memo reiterated a number of prohibited behaviors that would violate league policy.
The lengthy list of violations, sources said, includes: any physical abuse or threats of violence; verbal abuse focused on an individual’s race, nationality, color, gender, age, religion, sexuality, etc.; destruction, defacement or theft of a fellow player’s personal property; engaging in any activity that intimidates or threatens fellow players with ostracism or inflicts extreme mental stress, embarrassment, humiliation or shame; and forcing an individual to engage in any activity or perform any task that violates federal, state or local law or NBA rules and regulations.