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NFL Prospect: Scouts Are Asking Us About Our Sexual Orientation

nick kasa“[Teams] ask you, like, ‘Do you have a girlfriend?’ Are you married?’ Do you like girls?’ Those kinds of things, and you know it was just kind of weird. But they would ask you with a straight face, and it’s a pretty weird experience altogether.”

—NFL prospect Nick Kasa explaining how team scouts have been probing him and others about their sexual orientation at the NFL Scouting Combine, an annual showcase for potential  recruits, on ESPN Radio Denver

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Feb 27, 2013
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  • 23 Comments
    • 2eo
      2eo

      A direct directive from the highest echelons of the sport. There is literally no other reason for these questions to exist. They’ve been called out on their bullsh1t homophobia and are now trying other avenues.

      Have you ever dated anyone who isn’t white?, if yes then would you describe their skin colour as black, acceptable/presidential black, yellow or OMGFUCKTERRORIST?

      Feb 27, 2013 at 10:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dionte
      Dionte

      Maybe they are looking for a date.

      Feb 27, 2013 at 10:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chinadad
      chinadad

      Doesn’t this violate anti-discrimination laws in some states?

      Feb 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      I thought such questions were in violation of Federal law.

      Feb 27, 2013 at 12:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Quinn
      Quinn

      @Dionte: I think you are right. They are scouting for a boy friend

      Feb 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • demetreus
      demetreus

      My problem is not with the NFL organization, it’s with the players that are in the closet. They basically put up a MACHO front, yet let everyone else fight their battles for them!

      Such p^ssies!!

      BE THE MAN, THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO BE AND COME OUT!

      All I hear is the straight players like Brendon Ayanbadejo speak out in support of gay players, but what are the gay players doing? And don’t even tell me there aren’t any!!!

      I am not one of those macho-sports-type-jock of gay man. And I’ve had my share of
      “nay-sayers”, but I’ll be damned if I let someone walk all over me because I’m gay.

      It’s time for these MACHO Closet guys to pull their weight…literally.

      Feb 27, 2013 at 12:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • swoeck
      swoeck

      I think everyone should say that they are gay… that will show the NFL. It is illegal to even ask personal questions like that. Another answer could be a question like I don’t have a girlfriend I don’t know if I am gay but if you want to suck my dick I will be glad to tell you if i like it ;-)

      Feb 27, 2013 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • queerty1958
      queerty1958

      And that is such an important question because?!?

      Feb 27, 2013 at 2:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      I’m sure admitting to an NFL scout that you are gay would DEFINITELY help get you on an NFL team. Yeah, definitely. No problem. Because afterall, the gay = effiminacy stereotypes are practically non-existent in America today. LOL

      Feb 27, 2013 at 2:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darson
      Darson

      I am so not crying for any of these guys. Those teams pay these guys MILLIONS of
      dollars to play this ridiculous game and it’s all based on advertising and fans.
      `But they really need to expand the net passed just being gay. Find out who uses
      drugs, who beats their wives, who gambles. All these things that are much worse
      than blowing a fellow player. For the kind of money these guys are expecting..
      these owners have every right to look in these guys’ moms’vaginas and these guys’
      booty holes. (shout out to PM)

      Feb 27, 2013 at 2:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JAW
      JAW

      I have a different take on it…

      Perhaps the teams that ask are looking to be the groundbreaking team that has the first Openly Gay player.

      Feb 27, 2013 at 3:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stfallon1028
      stfallon1028

      Who are these people to question potential employees for their organization, like the Gestapo, about their sexual orientation or anything else going on in their personal life???!!!!!

      Feb 27, 2013 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr-DJ
      Mr-DJ

      They should respond, “Why? The only reason anyone needs to know if someone else is Gay is if they want to hook up.”

      Feb 27, 2013 at 4:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark7110
      Mark7110

      @Dionte: ROTF LMAO

      Feb 27, 2013 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ken
      Ken

      When I was younger, people asked me if I was married. I’d say no, and they’d ask, “Don’t you like children?”

      I said, “Yes, but I’ve already defrosted the pork chops.”

      They’d laugh and that was the end of it.

      Feb 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cagnazzo82
      Cagnazzo82

      They’re asking if they’re gay because they’re looking for the first gay NFL sports star.

      Feb 27, 2013 at 7:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • murphy0071
      murphy0071

      If they really want to know line them all up including management and do pupillary response testing to find out sexual orientation or you can use plesythomography if you want a better measurement. This was done in Canada and found to be unconstitutional. You can bet Scalia would never agree with the Canadians.

      Feb 27, 2013 at 8:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • murphy0071
      murphy0071

      @JAW: Very unlikely, although it might get more Gay viewers. With sports being so boring every nuance becomes of value.

      Feb 27, 2013 at 8:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel-Reader
      Daniel-Reader

      Asking those questions is illegal. Sounds like grounds for a multi-billion dollar class action lawsuit.

      Feb 28, 2013 at 12:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fidelio
      Fidelio

      That Ayabandejo dude said on The Ed Schultz Show that closeted prospects ought to just lie and say they are straight until they are established in the sport. Trying to wrap my head around that.

      Feb 28, 2013 at 7:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      @Fidelio: 20

      Ayabandejo is correct.

      Get established and earn as much money as you can.

      Money and the good things it can do for our lives is very important.

      Ending up in some kind of poverty situation simply because you want to come out of the closet in an “untimely way” is not the way to go.

      Feb 28, 2013 at 8:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gurgi1990
      Gurgi1990

      There was a story of MSN’s news page about this but apparently it’s been pulled, the links are dead

      Feb 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LadyL
      LadyL

      @demetreus: Yes! I have been wondering the same–when are gay NFL players going to grow a pair and come out already?

      Feb 28, 2013 at 10:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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