Every year, we hear stories of the ridiculous questions NFL prospects are asked during the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and now LSU running back Derrius Guice is sharing his stories.
Guice, who is one of the top running back prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft class, appeared on SiriusXM show Late Hits when he described some of the strangest questions he was asked; from whether he liked men to if his mom was a prostitute.
‘’It was pretty crazy,” Guice said, as first reported by Pro Football Talk. “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?’
“It went exactly how everyone told me it would be. It’s exhausting. … It was a great experience. You’re being watched and tested the whole time.”
The NFL has previously described inappropriate questions at the combine as “disappointing,” so it will be interesting to see if they launch an investigation as they have in past years.
And in the end, it is a shame that teams continue to ask questions of this nature when it has nothing to do with football ability.
Sure, Guice seems to have taken it in stride and believes it was just to get a reaction, but the NFL needs to show clearer signs of progress and should avoid inappropriate and irrelevant questions moving forward. We can only hope they do.