Another NFL Team Wanted To Know if Derrius Guice’s Mom Was A Prostitute
Along with being overly concerned if players are smoking weed to take their pain away, the NFL seems to spend way too much time worried about the sexual preference of these athletes.
Over the years, we’ve heard about numerous instances where teams have asked inappropriate questions towards prospects with nothing truly being done to these teams. At the NFL Combine, prospects continue to be probed for homosexual tendencies, and now Derrius Guice can be added to that list.
The LSU Tigers running back recently revealed that one NFL team asked him last week if he likes men. And that wasn’t all. Later, another team wanted to know if his mom was a prostitute.
“It was pretty crazy,” Guice said on SiriusXM’s “Late Hits” Wednesday night. “Some people are really trying to get in your head and test your reaction … I go in one room, and a team will ask me do I like men, just to see my reaction. I go in another room, they’ll try to bring up one of my family members or something and tell me, ‘Hey, I heard your mom sells herself. How do you feel about that?’”
It is not clear which team or teams are feeling out players for homosexuality and family members’ tendencies to dab into prostitution, but sadly, this practice might not be going away for a while.
One the nation’s largest LBGTQ rights organizations is crying foul and they want the practice to end right away.
“The fact that Derrius Guice was asked by an NFL team — and a prospective employer — about his sexual orientation is absurd and inappropriate,” Ashland Johnson of the Human Rights Campaign said in a statement Thursday. “With similar incidents already reported, it’s clear that the NFL did not do enough to prevent it from happening again. Guice’s experience illustrates the risks faced by millions of LGBTQ people today in employment, athletics, housing and other areas of their lives. It’s why we need swift action to condemn these kinds of practices and to fight for passage of the Equality Act to ensure comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people.
“The NFL should take serious actions that address these unacceptable incidents and the perpetuation of an unwelcoming anti-LGBTQ environment, including publicly supporting the Equality Act.”
Dez Bryant knows this feeling all too well, having had former Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland ask if his mother was a prostitute back in 2010.