NFL training camps started this week and rookie hazing is already in full swing. Offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley, the Ravens' first-round draft pick, found out what being in the NFL is really about when teammates made him perform R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" while sporting a chicken suit in front of the team Wednesday night.
"I didn't actually know about the chicken suit until yesterday during the day," On June 11, Robert Morris announced it is now offering gaming scholarshipsStanley says.
Despite this, Stanley apparently was a sensation, getting all of his teammates to sing along. The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Notre Dame product chose the song himself and had been practicing all summer.
"I knew it was a crowd-pleaser," he says.
It's not the last time a Ravens player will be singing, however, as all rookies on the team will perform throughout the camp as part of nightly entertainment. Since Stanley was the team's first pick, he went first.
Head coach John Harbough approved.
"It's nice when your first-round pick, effectively the leader of that rookie class, is able to step up and make a statement about it. 'We'll have some fun and I can fit in,' so to speak," Harbaugh says.
Stanley is likely to be the Ravens’ starting left tackle this season.
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