NFL concludes Derrius Guice case with no finding of impropriety

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On multiple past occasions, NFL teams have asked grossly inappropriate questions to incoming players. In the most recent example of the phenomenon, the NFL concluded it didn’t happen.

The NFL has now officially concluded the investigation launched after former LSU running back Derrius Guice said during a SiriusXM NFL Radio interview that he was asked during Scouting Combine interviews whether he likes men.

The league has issued the following statement: “Following reports concerning the interviews of Derrius Guice at the Scouting Combine, the League conducted a thorough investigation which included a formal review and report from every club that interviewed Mr. Guice during the Combine, as well as discussions with Mr. Guice, his agent and others.  The investigation did not confirm that any club made the reported inquiries.  Nonetheless, we used this opportunity to reaffirm our workplace standards and emphasize the importance of fully complying with all requirements of federal and state law.  The NFL and each of its member clubs remain fully committed to fair and non-discriminatory employment practices.”

PFT reported on April 6 that the NFL was expected to reach this conclusion. The league, we explained at the time, had found inconsistencies in Guice’s version of the events, and the league had been unable to corroborate his claims or to identify the team(s) that asked the questions.

The NFL also was concerned about publicly branding Guice a liar, which explains the ultra-vanilla language of the key portion of the release: “The investigation did not confirm that any club made the reported inquiries.”

Last week, Guice confirmed that he had multiple conversations with NFL Security regarding the situation.

26 responses to “NFL concludes Derrius Guice case with no finding of impropriety

  1. Another Michael Bennett, who makes false allegations. When will the media start attacking these athletes that make these false accusations and hold them accountable? These people make false accusations all the time, and nobody dares call them out on it.

  2. Why scared to brand him a liar? Until these false accusers are publicly called out as liars, they will continue to assail falsely, the reputations of others.
    he is a LIAR, there I said it. He is what we all thought he was.

  3. I hope teams drop him off the board until the 5th round. But we all know, the Patriots, Raiders, and Cowboys do not care about character

  4. Sooo… did he lie about being asked the question?

    If that is what the NFL have concluded then that must surely be a huge red flag against this young man.

    I tend to think he didn’t lie and that this has been swept under the rug so as not to cause embarrassment to any team right before the draft.

    I hope Guice isn’t selected by that team.

  5. I think he was asked it then told by his agent that it’s not good business to call out NFL organizations that’s why he stopped talking about it publicly. He is a young man with to much to lose. Eventually after he made his millions and has a ton of money in the bank the truth will come out.

  6. Per ESPN: The league spent weeks trying to figure out who had asked Guice these questions. At least one team said Guice ADMITTED that he “made up” the statements that led to a lengthy NFL investigation, according to a source.

    The damage Guice caused will never be undone. At least hold him accountable for it.

  7. Iknowitall says:
    April 25, 2018 at 7:50 pm
    I hope teams drop him off the board until the 5th round. But we all know, the Patriots, Raiders, and Cowboys do not care about character

    4 10

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    yes, the pats, famous for trading (or benching) cancerous primadonnas are known for not caring about character. lmao

  8. this is some of the “Red Flag” type stuff that Seahawks are now dropping players off their board. Suspect a few teams may do that.

  9. So I’m not saying it did happen, nor am I saying it didn’t. But after the clown show that the NFL’s investigations have proven to be, does anybody really have any faith in what the NFL’s outcome of this investigation is as being the truth

  10. Well, he’s either flat out lying or the NFL is full of it. If a team picks him high, the NFL is lying. If Guice lied, then he’s going to slide on draft day. We shall see.

  11. He’s a young man who got carried away in an interview. It’s a shame he said those things (given that they apparently were not true) but it’s probably a byproduct of youth as opposed to him being a mean, terrible liar. I would draft him.

  12. Kid is super immature. There’s an nfl.com article about the 4 riskiest prospects. They break it down pretty good. We all know someone like this kid, not mean spirited but acts out to get attention.

  13. so, out of the blue some kid makes up a tall tale about his future employer?

    after working all his life to get where he is, Guise would literally risk millions of dollars on such a story?

    and the NFL couldn’t find any proof, the same NFL that couldn’t find any connection between constant head strikes and brain damage, couldn’t find any proof of one of its darling QBs sexting a team employee, that couldn’t find proof of New England videotaping the Rams before the Super Bowl, that don’t think it strange a Super Bowl QB one play from winning the title can’t find a job over such stalwarts as Bortles, Sanchez, Taylor and whomever cleveland put under centre?

    oh, yes, we all should believe them!

  14. “The NFL also was concerned about publicly branding Guice a liar…”
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    That’s rich, considering they had no problem falsely branding Brady as a cheater and falsely branding Elliott as a domestic abuser.

  15. There was speculation the Skins might be interested at either 13 or 44. I read there were already some off-field concerns from other clubs and saw a tweet that he’s going to wear a conservative outfit for the draft, because NFL execs can’t deal with who he really is.

    Love his talent, but Skins should stay away, even at 44. Maybe just immaturity, but the last thing we need is another Su’a. Hard pass.

  16. dreemeagle says:
    April 25, 2018 at 10:10 pm
    so, out of the blue some kid makes up a tall tale about his future employer?

    after working all his life to get where he is, Guise would literally risk millions of dollars
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    I don’t know if it happened or not but that line of thinking has been proven false constantly. Every year some kid at the combine pops a positive for weed and every year numerous NFL players get suspended and lose huge money simply because they were not smart enough to navigate one of the easiest drug testing policy/procedures to defeat. The guys that got caught and enter the program are quite literally some of the dumbest guys to ever have attended college.

  17. The fact that the lie was so believable in the first place is what the NFL should be concerned about.

  18. If Guise lied, why not have the NFL call him out? Why wouldn’t they do so? It would appear that this is yet another in a series of league cover ups designed to minimize the negative impact on any club. So, some “unconfirmed” reports say that Guise “admitted” to lying…and if so, why didn’t he come clean across the board? To be sure, some issues were brought up and submitted to Darius to gauge his reaction…and not knowing the gravity of his remarks, he came out and was quoted stating that he was asked embarrassing questions. Meanwhile, Goodell and company devised a plan to water down the situation and limit the public reaction to the story…i.e. a “non” story. Does the NFL really expect us to believe that no teams ever ask leading questions regarding character questions? C’mon man….

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