Thursday, February 28, 2013

NFL Recruiters Rebuked For Questioning Sexual Orientation

From Outsports:

ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio reported last week that teams wanted to ask Manti Te’o if he is gay. University of Colorado tight end Nick Kasa reported after the combine that he was asked about his sexual orientation by at least one NFL team.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Outsports the league is looking into it and will take action:

“Like all employers, our teams are expected to follow applicable federal, state and local employment laws. It is league policy to neither consider nor inquire about sexual orientation in the hiring process. In addition, there are specific protections in our collective bargaining agreement with the players that prohibit discrimination against any player, including on the basis of sexual orientation. We will look into the report on the questioning of Nick Kasa at the Scouting Combine. 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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