Tuesday, March 5, 2013
NFL: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?
In a recent ESPN radio show, Nick Kasa, a tight end with the University of Colorado, was asked about his sexual orientation by scouts at the NFL Combine. Although it is illegal to ask an athlete if they are gay, the NFL scouts did make their intentions clear by asking indirect questions regarding Kasa’s sexuality such as “Do you have a girlfriend?”, “Are you married?”, and “Do you like girls?”.
It would be naïve to think that there are no gay players currently in pro sports. The question is ‘How long it will be before the culture in pro sports changes to allow the players to be open about their sexual orientation?’.