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Derrius Guice Said Team Asked If He Liked Men at NFL Combine

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Kristopher Love | 08 March, 2018, 13:14

This is not the first time an National Football League prospect has spoken publicly about a team inquiring about their sexuality, privately.

What someone's sexual orientation has to do with his football ability is unclear, but NFL teams are known for asking lots of ridiculous questions at the combine.

Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio, LSU running back Darius Guice said one team representative at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last week asked whether he was homosexual.

"Even though I know those things aren't true and they know those things aren't true, they'll still hit you with it to see how you'll react to it", he said. "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". 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. The NFL dubbed the question "disappointing and clearly inappropriate", and the league vowed to look into it.

Just a few years ago, Eli Apple was asked by a Atlanta Falcons assistant coach whether he "likes men" during a Scouting Combine interview.

Running back Le'Veon Bell and tight end Nick Kasa revealed in 2013 they were both asked if they "like girls" during their interviews, according to the Sporting News.

Guice, who starred at LSU, is projected to be taken within the first two rounds of this year's draft. Experts believe Guice could be a late first-round or early second-round draft pick.