I think ranking people like in the nfl is away for the team to get to know each other better. Everyone has gone threw it when they were a rookie. But if you do cross that thin line things can go bad. Like with the Miami dolphins, the pranks went on after the rookie year, and out of the locker room. Attacking someone for who they are is passing that line and goes deep into bullying.
The nfl should freak pranks and hazing in the nfl the same they always have. It's all good fun, but should stay in the locker room or on the practice field. The teams and coaches should have to be more aware about how far it goes. Brings race or religion into a prank is just attacking someone and is bullying. The nfl should look out for that and treat it as they did with the Miami dolphins.
I have been a victim of bullying. Every day Cam bullys me and I just don't like it. :(