Teams repeatedly questioned college prospects during interviews if they were gay, leaving rookies concerned by the un-needed questions.
After Chris Culliver made comments during Superbowl week that if there was a gay man in their team then he would quit, the media were shocked.
That sparked outrage among the league as the homophobic views were detrimental to his own team and the league, with officials saying that anyone of an sexual orientation is free to play in the NFL.
While there are no openly gay players in the league right now, surely it should make no difference what so ever to a team if there was one. That’s what we think anyway.
According to Colorado tight end Nick Kasa, he was asked by a number of team ‘if he liked girls?’.
It is a very bizarre question to be asked as rookie, as they are under enough pressure to impress these teams, they are now being forced to reveal very personal information about themselves that would have no resemblance by their on field play.
The source of all this questioning will once again trickle back to Manti Te’o and the fake girlfriend controversy that took off in January, but again, so what if he was gay or not?
The teams in question could face legal and disciplinary action from the NFL, as asking such questions and basing a decision whether to ‘hire’ them based on that information would be against their equality procedures.
For the sake of the NFL and modern society in general, I hope these allegations aren’t true. If they are, then the league and teams have a long way to go before they can truly move forward as an organisation.