NFL Prospect Says Team Asked Inappropriate Questions

League says it is investigating what Derrius Guice was asked
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2018 1:42 AM CST
In this Friday, March 2, 2018 photo, LSU running back Derrius Guice runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
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(Newser) – LSU running back Derrius Guice says he faced some extremely inappropriate questions from teams during the NFL Scouting Combine this week. "It was pretty crazy," told SiriusXM, per USA Today. "I go in one room, and a team will ask me do I like men, just to see my reaction. 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?’" A source confirms to Pro Football Talk that Guice, one of the top running backs in this year's draft, was asked about his sexuality during the combine.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the league is investigating, as it did when Nick Kasa said he was asked if he liked girls during the 2013 combine. "A question such as that is completely inappropriate and wholly contrary to league workplace policies," McCarthy said in a statement to the Washington Post. "The league annually reminds clubs of these workplace policies that prohibit personnel from seeking information concerning a player’s sexual orientation." DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, says the team involved, which has yet to be identified, should be banned from the combine.

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