New York Attorney General says NFL Must Act on Gay Sexual Orientation Concerns

Colorado tight end Nick Kasa at the NFL scouting combine (AP photo)

New York’s attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman sent a letter today to the NFL seeking a clarification of the league’s response to the incident in which a player said he was asked about his sexual orientation during the team-by-team interviewing process at last month’s scouting combine.

The NFL announced late last month that it would conduct an investigation after Color ado tight end Nick Kasa said during a radio interview, without identifying the team or teams involved, that he was asked whether he was married, has a girlfriend or likes girls. Um, you can like girls, and still be gay!

Schneiderman wrote in a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell dated Thursday that it is illegal in the state for an employer to make any inquiry expressing “limitation, specification or discrimination as to … sexual orientation” to a prospective employee.

“It is our understanding that at least 20 of the League’s 32 teams are located in jurisdictions that similarly prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment based on sexual orientation,” Schneiderman wrote to Goodell.

The very sexy Nick Kasa said during an interview with a Denver radio station: “They 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.”

Read more at Washington Post

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