Prospect says he was asked about his sexuality
The NFL finds itself in the middle of another controversy regarding sexuality. A player who auditioned for league executives at the league’s scouting combine last weekend says some teams asked him some interesting job interview questions.
"They ask you like, 'Do you have a girlfriend? Are you married? Do you like girls?'" University of Colorado tight end Nick Kasa told a Denver radio station. "Those kinds of things. It was kind of weird. But they would ask you with a straight face, and it’s a pretty weird experience altogether."
Greg Koch of Sports Talk 790 is a former NFL player. He is also a lawyer, and told KTRH the league covered themselves legally.
“They leave it to state laws. There are certain states that say you can’t ask about orientation. Texas, by the way, is not one of them. So you can ask that question,” Koch explained.
Koch says the NFL faces no consequences legally.
“I don’t see any problem the NFL has. When you are about to invest millions of dollars in a kid, you want to know everything you can about him,” Koch explained.
Koch played in the 70's and 80's and says the league still isn't ready for a gay player.
“A lot of slurs of every kind are thrown around the locker room. You want to know if that would change the chemistry of that locker room if guys were afraid to be themselves,” Koch stated.
Koch thinks fans would be more accepting of an openly gay player than other players would be.