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April 2013 Archives

NFL, New York reach sexual orientation discrimination agreement

As football fans debate prospects for this years' National Football League draft, which begins April 25, the league and New York officials have hammered out an agreement to reduce the likelihood of discrimination in the sport. Each year, NFL teams prepare for the draft by holding what is known as "the combine." NFL prospects show their abilities before the NFL teams and also meet with officials and coaches of the teams during the combine. This spring, several NFL prospects noted following the scouting combine that they had been asked whether they had girlfriends, or if they liked girls.