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NFL prospects claim teams asked them about their sexuality

Colorado tight end Nick Kasa told ESPN Radio Denver on Wednesday that he was asked questions about his sexuality by at least one team at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

"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 all together," Kasa said. 

On Thursday, Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell said that he was asked similar questions. 

"Yeah, yeah, no question, just like that," Bell told WDFN The Fan. "There was definitely a couple weird questions. I mean, I got asked so many of them, I don't remember them all, but that was definitely a couple questions that I got asked too.

"I think they do that just to see how you react and just to see how you answer to it. It's really to try to test you and where you're at mentally, and you've got to make sure you handle all those things in the right way so certain teams will take a chance on you and get you."

Following Kasa's claim, the NFL released a statement saying that it would investigate the matter.

"Teams are expected to follow applicable federal, state and local employment laws," the NFL said in a statement.

"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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