The 6-5, 282-pound defensive lineman ended up with 13 stitches in his left arm and facial bruises. Danish, like the others, had to wear a pillowcase over his head when he ran the gantlet.
But his momentum carried him through a window.
Danish, 23, said he could identify the players involved, but he declined to reveal the names to Saints coach Mike Ditka.
``A lot of guys who are responsible for this apologized the next morning, but by that time it was too late,'' he said.
Danish said his wounds reopened five plays into the Saints' exhibition game against Tennessee Saturday and he was forced to leave the game.
Danish said he watched four other first-year players take their turns. One was tight end Cam Cleeland, who returned to practice after missing the previous five days with an eye injury sustained during the hazing.
The NFL is investigating.
Saints general manager Bill Kuharich, Ditka and players are not commenting.
STEELERS: STEWART MUM Pittsburgh quarterback Kordell Stewart declined to comment on former teammate Yancey Thigpen's criticism in the Rocky Mountain News in Denver that his poor decisions might have cost the Steelers the AFC Championship Game in January, a 24-21 loss to the Denver Broncos. Thigpen, now with the Tennessee Oilers, said Stewart repeatedly threw into coverage and made other bad decisions.
In another matter, president Dan Rooney said he has recovered from minor surgery earlier this week to correct problems that stemmed from earlier surgery involving his gall bladder.
DOLPHINS: GREEN HAS SURGERY Miami Dolphins wide receiver Yatil Green underwent successful surgery on his right knee, replacing a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament graft that originally was installed in 1997.
BRONCOS: BRAXTON A BACKUP Tyrone Braxton, a 12-year veteran and former Pro Bowl safety, has been relegated to a backup role with the Denver Broncos thanks to the strong showing of rookie Eric Brown, who stepped in well while Braxton was sidelined with a bruised shoulder.
49ERS: YOUNG UNCERTAIN San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, who bruised his passing hand on a helmet while following through on a pass in Sunday's exhibition loss at Miami, might skip tonight's game at Seatttle. Ty Detmer and Jim Druckenmiller will split time in their fight to back up Young.
BENGALS: SIMMONS HAS SURGERY Brian Simmons, one of two linebackers the Cincinnati Bengals drafted in the first round this year, underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a slight cartilage tear in his left knee and could miss at least the Sept. 6 season opener against Tennessee.
CHARGERS: CUT JACKSON The San Diego Chargers released veteran safety Greg Jackson. The nine-year veteran, whose stops included the Giants, Eagles and Saints, had 13 tackles and two interceptions in 13 games for San Diego last season.