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.