The league isn’t talking about its investigation regarding inappropriate questions posed by teams to players at the Scouting Combine. But that doesn’t stop the players involved from talking.
Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell tells The Erik Kuselias Show on NBC Sports Radio that he has heard from the NFL regarding questions that were posed to him regarding sexuality.
“I’ve been contacted about it,” Bell said in an interview that will air at 8:48 p.m. ET or thereabouts. “I haven’t finished the interview yet but you know, I plan on doing that either today or tomorrow.”
Like many young men who “like girls,” Bell doesn’t see the problem with being asked something as obvious as, “Do you breathe air?”
“I mean, there’s nothing wrong with the question,” Bell said. “You know, I feel like the whole thing kind of got blown out of proportion. You know, those guys are just kind of, they were asking me, was I a party type of guy. I told them no. I told them that I didn’t drink. I wasn’t a smoker. You know so those guys start trying to kind of joking around like, ‘Well, do you like girls and being around girls or women?’ You know, kind of jokingly or whatever.”
Asking the question jokingly is the best way to ensure the player won’t see anything wrong with the question. In any other setting, for any other type of employment, questions of that nature would be forbidden — and anyone asking those questions would be fired.