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NFL under scrutiny for “gay checking”

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Salon
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March 15, 2013
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is calling on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to investigate allegations that league hopefuls were asked about their sexual orientation during the league’s Scouting Combine.

In a letter to the chairman, Schneiderman reminded Goodell that it’s not just bad manners to ask a player if he’s gay — it’s illegal:

“We ask that the league immediately issue a statement that any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sexual orientation by league teams or players against potential recruits or players constitutes a violation of state, local and, in some cases, contractor law and will not be tolerated.”