I'm not sure how many people read the conversation we had last week (this week?) about sexual orientation and employment with the NFL, but a report from this week sheds light on that:
Prospects Nick Kasa, TE from Colorado, Le'Veon Bell (yes, that one), and our own Denard Robinson stated in interviews that they were asked, essentially, whether they were gay or straight during the combine. The NFL is going to investigate at least one team, and it stated that league policy is that sexual orientation should not be considered in the hiring process. The NFL-NFLPA collective bargaining agreement also prohibits such discrimination, and the NFLPA may conduct its own investigation into what happened at the combine.
The NFL also said, “Like all employers, our teams are expected to follow applicable federal, state and local employment laws,” though I'm not sure how much we can apply a generic statement like that to this situation.
Anyway, this furthers what I thought was an interesting discussion and has nothing to do with the basketball team. I also realize the flammability of this topic, but we did okay last time.