An NFL spokesman has responded to the development that former LSU running back Derrius Guice reportedly was asked at the NFL combine if the player likes men sexually.
On Thursday, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio published a statement from the NFL’s Brian McCarthy, who called the question “completely inappropriate” and “contrary to league workplace policies.” On Wednesday, Florio relayed word that Guice revealed on SiriusXM that the player was asked if he’s interested in men sexually by a team at the NFL combine.
“A question such as that is completely inappropriate and wholly contrary to league workplace policies,” McCarthy told Pro Football Talk via email on Thursday morning. “The NFL and its clubs are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees in a manner that is consistent with our commitment to diversity and inclusion, state and federal laws and the CBA. We are looking into the matter.”
A prospective NFL player has faced this situation before. After the 2016 NFL Combine, current New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple said he had faced a similar question.
It will be interesting to see what comes of this topic as the NFL investigates the parties involved. Teams are known to ask wide-ranging questions at the NFL combine, which serves as an annual job interview for NFL draft prospects. But this inquiry crossed a line, for sure.