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League memo reminds teams of discrimination policy

Michael Sam AP

In case you missed it during the Olympics, there has been a bit of a story in the news lately about a gay player with hopes of joining the NFL soon.

Actually, as impossible to imagine as it might be that teams would lose sight of how to handle themselves in the wake of the Michael Sam coverage, the league is making sure before its members head to Indianapolis.

According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the league has reminded its teams via memo that the league’s policies prohibit them from discriminating against players for many reasons, including sexual orientation.

Again, it’s hard to imagine anyone not being aware of that right now, but we are just a year removed from Colordao tight end Nick Kasa being asked if he liked girls at the Combine.

The memo was described as “routine,” and “not a big deal,” but in light of the Sam news, it’s also worth reminding teams to not do anything stupid, or actionable, while in Indianapolis.f

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7 Responses to “League memo reminds teams of discrimination policy”
  1. thegonz13 says: Feb 18, 2014 9:26 AM

    I guess some guys in Miami didn’t get the first memo…

  2. kidzaround says: Feb 18, 2014 9:27 AM

    It’s shocking how fast this guy has become an instant celebrity.

  3. jimmyt says: Feb 18, 2014 9:59 AM

    So this guy is a happy player and that is memo causing news? I must be missing something.

  4. abninf says: Feb 18, 2014 10:15 AM

    Can they discriminate against religious or moral beliefs?

  5. enlightenedskeptic says: Feb 18, 2014 10:42 AM

    I just hope that between now and the draft he doesn’t forget that he’s trying to become an NFL player.

    I’d hate for him to end up being a pawn in someone else’s game.

  6. mediasloppy says: Feb 18, 2014 11:29 AM

    This isn’t just about Sam. It’s all the stupid stuff that leaks to the media during the combine. like every year you have some players wonderlic scores insinuating a certain player is too dumb to be a QB or other position.

  7. dave4nyfg says: Feb 18, 2014 12:46 PM

    abninf says:
    Feb 18, 2014 10:15 AM
    Can they discriminate against religious or moral beliefs?

    _____________

    It hurts my brain to think about how twisted the logic behind this line of argument is…

    The answer to that question is no. But of course one needs to have some appreciation for what actually constitutes ‘discrimination’.

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