During a interview Wednesday night on Sirius XM radio, LSU running back Derrius Guice said that a team asked if he likes men at last week’s NFL Combine.
Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk says that they “confirmed via a source with knowledge of the situation that the question was asked” to Guice, a top RB in the upcoming Draft.
Alex Marvez of Sporting News notes, that sort of question is “prohibited under the league’s Excellence in Workplace Conduct policy and potentially illegal under state law.”
In 2016, Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple said the Falcons asked him the same question at the Combine.
“I’ve been asked a lot of weird questions. I don’t know if I could say on TV,” Apple said.
“The Falcons coach, one of the coaches, was like, ‘So do you like men?’ It was like the first thing he asked me. It was weird. I was just like, ‘no.’ He was like, ‘if you’re going to come to Atlanta, sometimes that’s how it is around here, you’re going to have to get used to it.’ I guess he was joking but they just ask most of these questions to see how you’re going to react.”
The Falcons organization apologized with head coach Dan Quinn saying his coaching staff went through a training seminar “with a league-approved counselor regarding social responsibility.”
After the Apple incident in 2016, the league told Pro Football Talk that the question was “disappointing” and said they would “look into it.”
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