Saturday, March 5, 2016

Not Searching for Michael Sam: Atlanta Falcons coach asks Ohio State football player Eli Apple if he's gay during an NFL scouting meeting

Eli Apple, Youtube

Either this is a standard question asked of all players at the NFL combine, or there was something about Apple that prompted the question. 
Despite all the public denials and hand wringing, no NFL team wants to deal with an openly Gay player.  It is what it is. 

Daily Mail reports an Atlanta Falcons coach asked a potential recruit if he was gay during a scouting meeting last week. 
Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple, 20, was asked if he 'likes men' during a meeting with a member of the Falcons' coaching staff during the NFL combine, which is an integral part of getting drafted into the pro league..  
Apple described the meeting Friday during an interview with Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, but didn't say who the coach was.

'The Falcons coach, one of the coaches, was like, 'So do you like men?'' Apple said. 
'It was like the first thing he asked me. It was weird. 

'I was just like, 'No.' He was like, 'If you're going to come to Atlanta, sometimes that's how it is around here. You're going to have to get used to it.''
Falcons coach Dan Quinn released a statement Friday regarding the incident.

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