For the third time in five years, an incoming rookie has disclosed that he was asked a question about his sexuality at the Scouting Combine. For the third time in five years, the NFL has publicly denounced that practice. “A question such as that is completely inappropriate and wholly contrary to league workplace policies,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT via email on Thursday morning. “The NFL and its clubs are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees in a manner that is consistent with our commitment to diversity and inclusion, state and federal laws and the CBA. We are looking into the matter.” It’s one thing to talk tough and to investigate; it’s another to take steps that will end this kind of conduct. “The league annually reminds clubs of these workplace policies that prohibit personnel from seeking information concerning a player’s sexual orientation,” McCarthy said. That’s good, but it’s clearly not enough. Two years ago, cornerback Eli Apple said the Falcons asked whether he likes men. Per McCarthy, the league required the team to undergo a training seminar at its facility with an NFL-approved counselor.
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