PFT – On Tuesday, Colorado tight end Nick Kasa told ESPN Radio Denver that he was asked, by at least one team at the Scouting Combine, “Do you like girls?” The NFL does not like that. Spokesman Greg Aiello tells PFT that the NFL will investigate the situation.
“We will look into the report on the questioning of Nick Kasa at the Scouting Combine,” Aiello said. “Any team or employee that inquires about impermissible subjects or makes an employment decision based on such factors is subject to league discipline.”
Apart from the breaking of league rules, teams who ask those questions could be breaking the law.
“Like all employers, our teams are expected to follow applicable federal, state and local employment laws,” Aiello said. “It is league policy to neither consider nor inquire about sexual orientation in the hiring process. In addition, there are specific protections in our collective bargaining agreement with the players that prohibit discrimination against any player, including on the basis of sexual orientation.”
Kasa appeared on Wednesday’s edition of The Dan Patrick Show to discuss the questions. And while Kasa suggested it was asked jokingly, the league offices realizes it’s no joke.
I don’t know what all the fuss is about, it’s a simple question. Do you like chicks or don’t you like chicks? Most of the time the question isn’t necessary, you automatically know if someone is into chicks or into dicks. Still, the question should be allowed. 2-years ago scouts asked Dez Bryant whether his mom was a prostitute. That wasn’t crossing the lines? I feel like that’s at the same level, if not worse. If someone was like, hey Sports Reporter, you gay? I’d be like, hell no. But if they were like, hey Sports Reporter, your mom a hoe? Then I’d probably just swing without a response. Man Code. But since Manti came around the whole world has been tossed. It’s Manti’s fault for bringing this to the table. Scouts are asking him about the details of his internet romance. If that can happen then why can’t they ask about sexuality.
If you’re on the internet talking to some ‘chick’ for years on end and you’ve never seen her or touched her, but yet you love her, then there might be something wrong with you. If I’m in an internet romance, I’m giving it one month before we Skype or have internet sex and if that doesn’t happen I’m moving on. I don’t have time to waste on the Lennay Kekua’s of the world. I’m in or I’m out. Literally. Gay men pretending to be straight men being catfished by gay men pretending to be straight women isn’t your classic twisted love affair. Typing that sentence was more understandable than the actual events and yet typing it still confused the fuck out of me. It might be that or I’m still in shock over typing a blog today that said a 5-year old brought weed to school when it actuality it was a 5th grader who brought weed to school. My mind is still fried from that.
These teams need to know what they’re getting into. They need to weed out the potential catfishers or catfishees. Having you starting linebacker carry on a fake relationship isn’t exactly great pub for a team looking to win championships. Plus, as Chris Culliver pointed out, many teams don’t do gays. Can’t be drafting gays and then having your locker room attacking them. Dysfunction in a locker room will destroy an entire team, just ask the New York Jets. And no one wants to be the New York Jets. Not even the God damn New York Jets.