The NFL is investigating claims by one draft prospect that he was asked about his sexual orientation during the scouting combine.
Now Morning Express with Robin Meade sports anchor Carlos Diaz reports the league could be in hot water.
Not only do employment laws say it's illegal to discriminate on the basis of someone's sexual orientation, the collective bargaining agreement the players signed with the league also clearly protects players from that kind of discrimination. But listen to what Colorado Tight End Nick Kasa told a Denver radio station about what a team asked him:
"They ask you like, ‘You have a girlfriend?’ or ‘Are you married?’ ‘Do you like girls?’ [laughs] Those kind of things. And it was just kinda, kinda weird, but they would ask you with a straight face and it’s a pretty weird, weird experience all together."
The official NFL response to this supports the players rights:
"Any team or employee that inquires about impermissible subjects or makes an employment decision based on such factors is subject to league discipline."
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