Derrius Guice is accustomed to being put in tough situations. The former LSU running back did have to face SEC defenses on a weekly basis during his career, after all.
Still, the question that he claimed he was asked during an interview with an NFL team at the combine is rather concerning, however. During a SiriusXM NFL Radio interview back in March, Guice said he was asked if he was interested in men sexually.
Considering that’s quite the accusation, the NFL immediately stepped in to investigate the matter. Well, the league released the findings of that investigation on Wednesday.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 25, 2018
After an investigation that included formal reviews and reports from every team that interviewed LSU running back Derrius Guice, the league did not confirm that any club made the reported controversial inquiries to him, a source told ESPN. Investigation now concluded.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2018
It was an important part of the process for the NFL to go ahead and make sure all teams were clear that asking a player about his sexual orientation was crossing the line. It should also be noted that there wasn’t any confirmation. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it did not take place.
Hopefully, this will no longer be an issue with teams moving forward. Trying to catch a player off guard in interviews is perfectly reasonable. Asking them about their sexual orientation is not.