College players go into the NFL combine knowing that almost all of their personal life will be examined and asked about, but this question seems to go over the top and is one that keeps arising at the annual NFL combine.
Per Profootballtalk.com’s Mike Florio, former LSU running back Derrius Guice was asked if he was interested in men sexually by a team at the combine, something Guice stated on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday night.
This is not the first time a team has asked the same question, as current New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple stated after the combine in 2016 that he had faced the same question.
What this has to do with a football player’s skill, and Guice is expected to be one of the top running backs taken after a illustrious career at LSU, remains to be seen. Plus, the gall of NFL teams to ask this seems as if they are living in the past.
In 2014, Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam became the first openly gay man drafted into the NFL. While Sam’s career did not work out at the level that many thought, it signaled a change that many thought would make the league more welcoming. With the continued questioning of players’ sexuality, it seems that nothing has changed and that the league still lacks the awareness and acceptance of the majority of the country.