When Katie Couric asked Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o about his sexual orientation, Te’o replied “far from it” with a lot of added emphasis on the far part of the answer.
That apparently satisfied the curiosity of the NFL teams that spoke to him at the combine. Unlike Colorado tight end Nick Kasa and Michigan State running back Le’veon Bell, though, Te’o says that none of the teams he spoke to in Indianapolis asked him about his sexual orientation.
“No, I don’t think that’s a question they asked,” Te’o said, via Kristian Dyer of Yahoo! Sports.
There are reports that teams are interested to know more about Te’o's orientation, but that they knew they couldn’t ask even in the joking way that it appears the question was posed to other players. That’s because it is against both league policy and, in some cases, the law to inquire about the sexual orientation of a prospective employee.
With the league investigating, Te’o (and many other combine attendees) should be on the interview list to make sure no questions are crossing those lines.