Wednesday, February 27, 2013

NFL looks into combine sex orientation question - ESPN

NFL looks into combine sex orientation question - ESPN
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The NFL on Wednesday said it would investigate a report that at least one team at the scouting combine asked a draft prospect about his sexual orientation.
Colorado tight end Nick Kasa told ESPN Radio Denver on Tuesday that he was asked a series of questions that touched on sexual orientation at the just-completed combine in Indianapolis.
"[Teams] ask you like, 'Do you have a girlfriend?' 'Are you married?' 'Do you like girls?' " Kasa said in the radio interview. "Those kinds of things, and you know it was just kind of weird. But they would ask you with a straight face, and it's a pretty weird experience altogether."

Why are these types of questions inappropriate? A locker room is a lot like a bunker or a foxhole. You need to know that the people you're putting into those situations can work together as a team.

No one has said that they weren't drafting someone who said they were gay or played both sides. That's not the issue here at all. When you're "hiring" someone and expecting to pay them a seven-figure salary, you have every right to know exactly what you're getting.

If not, then the terrorists have won.


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