It certainly is triggering, and although it is very graphic it never becomes gratuitous. The standard of reporting is first class.
Hazing, or just bullying, abuse and sadism as it should be called, is alive in every macho culture there is. Over here in the UK Soccer culture it's become ok to gang rape young girls, it's the same sort of mentality.
Sports Illustrated deserves great credit for publishing this no holds barred report. I'm just glad that someone alerted me to it.
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