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So they must have wanted to not just ask Teo?
Pure silliness at the combine.
Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell says he was also asked about his sexuality at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.
Yeah, pretty dumb. I guess when you're thinking about paying someone that much money you should be able to ask anything you want though.
the best was when the Dolphins GM asked Dez Bryant if his mom was a hooker
Fucking stupid. They asked Denard as well.
Are they trying to mock Teo?
didn't dez bryant beat up his momses recently?
Probably just covering their bases to make it look like they are not singling him out. If Teo or his agent bitches they can be like "well we asked several prospects the same question".
Nevermind the fact that this is ILLEGAL, this is also stupid.
Depends on the state for legality.
Yeah I can't believe the NFLPA hasn't raised high hell on this issue the last few drafts. It's offensive to the prospects and makes league front offices look like a bunch of fucking scumbags.
Yup. It is legal for half the teams in the NFL to ask.
Ahh...Good 'ole (ass backwards) states rights.
They need to be dragged into the 21st century.
First of all, the nfl is supposedly looking into it already because the tight end at Colorado made a big deal about it. According to espn today, though, Bell was asked about having a gay team member in the same locker room. It's still messed up, but they weren't asking if he was gay (again, that's what espn said today)
I don't see a big issue. I don;'t have a problem answering that question nor would I if they asked about my faith. if they don't like either answer then too bad for them. I am straight though so of course now I will be told how I don't understand and will be downvoted.
Edit: I knew people would not fail to discriminate against me because of my opinion.
This post was edited by MindlessChaos 16 months ago
In defense of the GMs, MSU football player who doesn't have a kid......you have to wonder.
Does it matter that the interview didn't happen in that state? If a company leaves their state to go interview someone, they can take the laws of their state with them?
I think they confused him for Te'o because they both have apostrophes in their names.
It may not be illegal, but it is in violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. There is a clause that specifically spells out they cannot discriminate based on sexual orientation.
Shouldn't they just be judging a player on their ability to play? Completely inappropriate question. It kind of sickens me.
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What about anti-discrimination laws? I thought you couldn't hire someone based on shit like this?
In Denard's case, probably a fair question.
According to the Associated Press, the NFL says "any team or employee that inquires about impermissible subjects or makes an employment decision based on such factors is subject to league discipline."
DeMaurice Smith, the head of the NFL players association, said in a statement: "I know that the NFL agrees that these types of questions violate the law, our CBA and player rights. I hope that they will seek out information as to what teams have engaged in this type of discrimination and we should then discuss appropriate discipline."
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130228/SPORTS0101/302280438#ixzz2MIXMAauo
Edit: this is in response to J_LaP (What about anti-discrimination laws? I thought you couldn't hire someone based on shit like this?)
Sexual orientation is not a protected class federally. Some states protect it, but not all. It is protected in the CBA though, so the NFLPA will have a field day over this
This post was edited by Uncle Awesome 16 months ago
Ah, thanks for the info. I hope someone makes a deal out of this, can't these teams just not draft T'eo because his combine wasn't very good? Why does it have to be a gay thing? I feel like a scumbag owner is just looking for excuses to avoid him.
what was his answer?
Does it matter? That's no one's business but his.
I am pretty sure he is datign an asain chick
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