Out of all the sports, football might be the most homoerotic game in the history of all homoerotic games. From the fitted uniforms to the placement of the quarterback’s hands before the ball is hiked, from the sweaty tackles and grunting men to the smacking one another on the backside, football has always been one step below same-sex naked Twister.
For some reason, barbaric, knuckle-dragging NFL scouts believe that it’s appropriate to ask prospective players about their sex lives, as if a same-sex relationship is a detriment to running and tackling.
On Wednesday, former Louisiana State University running back Derrius Guice said that he was asked earlier in the week about his sexuality. According to USA Today, one NFL team wanted to know if he was gay, and another asked if his mother was a prostitute.
WTF?! What does any of this have to do with how well you can tackle or block?
“It was pretty crazy,” Guice said in an interview on the SiriusXM NFL show Late Hits. “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?’”
What kind of sick mental game is this? Asking a potential player whether his mom once sold herself to see if he gives you a reaction sounds like the kind of shit that happens in a Trump administration. Yes, I’m blaming everything on Donald Trump.
Guice noted that he was told “to come in prepared” for any and everything.
“It went exactly how everyone told me it would be,” Guice said. “It’s exhausting. … It was a great experience. You’re being watched and tested the whole time.”
USA Today previously reported that the NFL launched an investigation after incoming rookie Eli Apple was asked the same inappropriate type of question at the combine two years ago.
The NFL and Guice’s agent did not immediately return USA Today’s calls for comment.