Like Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell, Colorado tight end Nick Kasa also has heard from the league office regarding certain questions posed at the Scouting Combine.
And, like Bell, Kasa has downplayed the situation.
“It was a short phone call,” Kasa told Lindsay Jones of USA Today regarding his conversation with the league office. “I think they understood that it was misinterpreted how I was led on to say those things. I told them it was not something that I meant for all this to happen, and it really wasn’t anybody direct asking me that, so it wasn’t a big deal at all.”
In other words, Kasa is concerned about the potential impact of the controversy on his draft stock. But the league should still be concerned about the fact that the questions were asked. In jest or not, questions about whether a potential draft pick “likes girls” have no place in any job interview.
At least Kasa’s concerns have subsided based on conversations his agents have had with teams. “NFL coaches have been saying, ‘We see this all the time. It’s just the media,’” Kasa said.
Yep. That’s it. It’s the media’s fault that teams are trying to find out whether their potential employees are gay.And with that attitude, should anyone wonder why no gay player has come out of the closet?