At the NFL Combine in Indianapolis last week, NFL teams conducted interviews with different draft prospects.
These meetings are the closest NFL players come to a traditional job interview. But unlike Google or Facebook — which put candidates on the spot with diabolically tricky questions — NFL teams often try to stump interviewees with highly personal, and often inappropriate questions.
This year, top quarterback prospect Blake Bortles was asked about his girlfriend, Lindsey Duke, who has become famous online for her bikini picture-filled Instagram account.
Bortles told Dan Patrick that one team asked him about Duke to see how he’d react.
From the Dan Patrick Show:
Interviewer: “Wait, what did they ask you about your girlfriend. If you had one?”
Bortles: “Yeah, if I had one. It was just kind of some awkward, ‘Well if we come to town will she be there for dinner?’ Stuff like that.”
Interviewer: “Wait a minute, your girlfriend’s a little famous right? She’s been on the Internet, pictures have gone viral of her. Very, very striking woman. Didn’t they do their homework on this?”
Bortles: “Yeah. They knew going into the meeting. I think that was kind of their angle, to see how I would react to it.”
That’s an awkward question. But Bortles is essentially interviewing to be a public figure, so it’s probably fair game.
They seem happy:
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