The NFL continues to investigate questions some prospects were asked at the NFL Scouting Combine regarding their sexual orientation, a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com.
Several draft prospects said that during the combine interview process, they were queried about their sexuality by some NFL teams. Some questions potentially violate the collective bargaining agreement.
This prompted the league to announce it would investigate the claims, saying in a statement several weeks ago:
“It is league policy to neither consider nor inquire about sexual orientation in the hiring process. In addition, there are specific protections in our collective bargaining agreement with the players that prohibit discrimination against any player, including on the basis of sexual orientation. We will look into the report on the questioning of Nick Kasa at the scouting combine. Any team or employee that inquires about impermissible subjects or makes an employment decision based on such factors is subject to league discipline.”
The NFL continues to look into this and remains in a fact-finding mode, one source explains. I'm told by several sources the NFL is taking this investigation seriously. The union, I'm also told, is monitoring the NFL's examination of this issue.