NFL checks possible improper questions toward Colorado Buffaloes' Nick Kasa at combine
NFL looking into questions posed to Nick Kasa
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NEW YORK - The NFL says it will look into whether questions asked of Colorado Buffaloes tight end Nick Kasa at the combine violated any laws or league policies banning employers from inquiring about a possible employee's sexual orientation.
Kasa told ESPN Radio "CJ & Kreckman Show" on Tuesday that during interviews with team officials at the combine in Indianapolis: "(Teams) ask you, like, 'Do you have a girlfriend?' 'Are you married?' 'Do you like girls?'"
He did not identify who asked him such questions.
On Wednesday, Kasa said on the "Dan Patrick Show" he didn't think it "was really a serious question."
The NFL says it will look into Kasa's comments and that "any team or employee that inquires about impermissible subjects or makes an employment decision based on such factors is subject to league discipline."
The league also said in a statement, “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.”
Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Denard Robinson said on the "Dan Patrick Show" on Wednesday that teams asked him whether he is engaged or married, according to CBS Sports.
Manti Te'o's appearance during the combine has overshadowed some other players. According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio the big elephant in the room was whether the Notre Dame linebacker was gay. But no one asked that question to him. One reporter did ask him if he was dating anybody.
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