- LSU running back Derrius Guice said he was asked if he liked men and if his mother was a prostitute at the NFL combine.
- Guice said teams were testing how he would react to shocking questions.
- Teams have previously come under fire for asking the same questions at the combine.
LSU running back Derrius Guice said a team at the NFL combine asked if he liked men and if his mother is a prostitute.
Guice told the Sirius XM show “Late Hits” that the experience was “crazy” and he was told to be prepared for crazy questioning.
“It was pretty crazy,” Guice said (via USA Today). “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 will try to bring up one of my family members or something and tell me, ‘Hey, I heard your mum sells herself. How do you feel about that?'”
In 2016, current New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple said he was asked at the combine if he liked men. The team was later revealed to be the Atlanta Falcons, and they apologised for the line of questioning. The NFL later called it, “disappointing and clearly inappropriate.”
In 2010, former Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland apologised for asking Dez Bryant if his mother was a prostitute.
“It’s exhausting,” Guice said of the combine, adding, “It was a great experience. You’re being watched and tested the whole time.”