Yeah, apparently sexual orientation is now just as important as athleticism for prospective NFL Players. This revelation comes from an interview Colorado tight end Nick Kasa did with ESPN Radio Denver on Tuesday. Here’s how Kasa described his experience at the recent NFL combine in Indianapolis.
“[Teams] ask you like, ‘Do you have a girlfriend?’ ‘Are you married?’ ‘Do you like girls?’ 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.”
I bet the whole “fake-girlfriend” thing doesn’t sound so stupid after all, does it America?
The NFL is now investigating the claim. In a statement released by Greg Aiello, the NFL’s Senior Vice President of Public Relations, Aiello says:
“Like all employers, our teams are expected to follow applicable federal, state and local employment laws. It is league policy to neither consider nor inquire about sexual orientation in the hiring process. In addition, there are specific protections in our collective bargaining agreement with the players that prohibit discrimination against any player, including on the basis of sexual orientation. We will look into the report on the questioning of Nick Kasa at the Scouting Combine. Any team or employee that inquires about impermissible subjects or makes an employment decision based on such factors is subject to league discipline.”
The league should not only investigate whether this happened but “out” the teams and coaches responsible and punish them harshly. There’s no place for discrimination in a sport that has been embraced universally.
Gay players have been in the league for decades and there’s a reason why we didn’t know it. THEY ACT JUST LIKE STRAIGHT PLAYERS!!! I mean, what did these idiot coaches expect the guys to say? “Oh yeah, I’m a total homo! In fact, I can’t wait for that Honey-Badger to get his claws in me! Two snaps, honey!!”
Maybe next time they can try a more subtle approach, like using an officially licensed Gaydar detector like Dwight from The Office!