Former LSU running back Derrius Guice said that one team used last week’s NFL Combine to ask him if he liked men, with another asking if his mother was a prostitute.
Guice talked about his experience on the SiriusXM NFL show Late Hits on Wednesday night. As transcribed by USA Today:
“It was pretty crazy. 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’ll try to bring up one of my family members or something and tell me, ‘Hey, I heard your mom sells herself. How do you feel about that?’”
The NFL Combine makes me incredibly uncomfortable. There’s something very slave auction-ish about the whole affair. Seeing a bunch of rich white owners making young black men run and jump for potential work is an odd dynamic to begin with. It’s all very ‘Get Out’.
Add in the fact that these teams are allowed to straight up ask a 20-year old kid ‘Hey, you gay?’ and if that 20-year old kid gets offended, welp, he just lost a potential employer because he wasn’t ‘mentally tough’ enough to have his sexuality questioned by a complete stranger.
The worst part about this story is that now it’s out there which means NFL teams are going to be mad at Derrius Guice for talking about this so yea, there goes his draft stock. Don’t be shocked if the 7th round wraps up and Guice’s phone doesn’t ring once.
As a New York Giants fan, I know the team wants to draft a running back so I’d like to imagine that new GM, Dave Gettleman, pulled Derrius Guice aside and was like ‘so, how much ya mom’s pussy cost?’ and then left the room before Guice could answer.
The NFL Combine is the dumbest thing on Earth.
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