Are NFL hopefuls being vetted for their sexuality?
Colorado tight end Nick Kasa's claim that he was asked by scouts if he's straight has inspired calls from the Player's Association for the league to investigate whether or not players are being asked about their sexuality during the NFL scouting combine.
"They ask you like, 'Do you have a girlfriend? Are you married? Do you like girls?'" Kasa said in an interview with ESPN Radio Denver. "Those kinds of things, and you know it was just kind of weird. But they would ask you with a straight face, and it's a pretty weird experience altogether."
The NFL combine is week-long showcase where college football players perform physical and mental tests in front of coaches, general managers, and scouts. Basically, it's a week-long job interview.
"I know that the NFL agrees that these types of questions violate the law, our CBA and player rights," NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. "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."