The NFL Scouting Combine is where college prospects prove their worth. NFL teams test players mentally and physically. However, some NFL teams apparently take things too far.
While at “Late Hits,” former LSU running back Derrius Guice spoke about the mental tests that he endured while meeting with several teams. One team actually asked Guice if his mother was a prostitute.
“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?” Guice said.
Another team asked Guice if he was gay. “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.”
The questions has sparked outrage on social media and put the NFL in another bad situations. NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith responded by saying that the teams who asked the questions should be banned from the combine.
NFL officials called the questions inappropriate.
The league has constantly come under fire for how players are treated. Some retired players are suffering from CTE and some believe that the NFL isn’t doing enough to protect player’s safety.
Moreover, the NFL’s response to Colin Kaepernick’s protest divided the league and the nation.
Guise is expected to be one of the top running backs selected in this year’s NFL Draft.