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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

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23 Comments

  • 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?

  • Dionte

    Maybe they are looking for a date.

  • chinadad

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

  • viveutvivas

    I thought such questions were in violation of Federal law.

  • Quinn

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

  • 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.

  • 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 ;-)

  • queerty1958

    And that is such an important question because?!?

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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???!!!!!

  • 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.”

  • Mark7110

    @Dionte: ROTF LMAO

  • 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.

  • Cagnazzo82

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

  • 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.

  • murphy0071

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

  • Daniel-Reader

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gurgi1990

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

  • LadyL

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

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