NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith has a better, albeit strict, solution to deal with prospects being asked inappropriate and potentially illegal questions. Both running back Derrius Guice and offensive Akil Patterson allege that during the draft, representatives questioned their sexuality; for Patterson it was in 2007, for Guice, it was earlier this week.
"The league annually reminds clubs of these workplace policies that prohibit personnel from seeking information concerning a player's sexual orientation", McCarthy asserts.
"I am really disappointed in the question that was asked by one of our coaches", Quinn said in a statement at the time.
In 2013, after Colorado tight end Nick Kasa claimed that he was asked at the combine, "Do you like girls?" It's already against the law in more than 20 states (North Carolina isn't one of them) and a federal appeals court ruled last month that sexual orientation is protected by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Salacious questions about the sexual activity of a draft prospect's relative aren't new, either.
In addition, in 2010, then- Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland apologized to Dez Bryant for asking during a pre-draft visit whether his mother was a prostitute. The Falcons haven't been accused of asking similar questions since.
"Even though I know those things aren't true and they know those things aren't true, they'll still hit you with it to see how you'll react to it", he said. "I certainly meant no disrespect and apologized to him". Sports has confirmed through a source that the question was indeed asked.
"What is it saying?"
When a fan complemented him on not losing his temper when asked those questions, he responded, "That's what they want me to do". "Is he expecting the guy to get out of his chair and start screaming, 'No, I'm a heterosexual!'?"
LSU running back Derrius Guice runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine on March 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Guice told the Sirius XM show "Late Hits" that the experience was "crazy" and he was told to be prepared for insane questioning.
The 2018 NFL Draft is no different, as some of the fastest players in this draft class are also earning their status as some of the most coveted contributors on the board.