The NFL front office is still investigating and reviewing the case of an NFL team asking prospective draftees if they “like men.”
The issue stems from comments made by LSU Tigers running back Derrius Guice after the NFL Combine.
“I go in one room, and a team will ask me do I like men, just to see my reaction,” Guice said at the time. “I go in another room, they’ll try to bring up one of my family members or something and tell me, ‘Hey, I heard your mom sells herself. How do you feel about that?’”
Openly gay former NFL player Wade Davis has said he will be brought in to speak to the coaches in the league about the ethical troubles — not to mention the legal issues — of asking football players if they are gay.
The NFL also last year launched a new employee resource group, called NFL Pride, that is in part designed to help guide the league on handling issues like this.
Last time this happened, the Atlanta Falcons suffered no consequences from the league, and the coach asking prospective rookies if they are gay was promoted a year later.
Not surprisingly, it happened again.
Unless the league shares its findings publicly and forces the team and offending staff member to face real consequences — like losing a draft pick — this will keep happening. That’s a guarantee.