Take Two for March 1, 2013

Is the NFL's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' culture changing?

2012 NFL Combine

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Scouts look on as a player runs the 40-yard dash during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The NFL says it will investigate claims made by three college players who say they were asked about their sexual preference and whether they “liked girls” at this year’s scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Nick Kasa, a tight end who attended Colorado University, told ESPN Denver that “[Team officials] 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 altogether.”

It’s against the NFL's collective bargaining agreement and against the law to ask about sexual orientation, but, during the week-long showcase where college football players go through a series of physical and mental tests in front NFL personnel, few things are off limits. LZ Granderson, commentator for CNN and ESPN, joins the show to discuss the NFL's culture towards homosexuality.


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