Keeping It Real? Atlanta Falcons Coach Asks Ohio State Football Player If He 'Likes Men' During Scouting Meeting [Video]

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We’re not too familiar with what goes on at NFL combines (outside of the occasional d*ck popping out mid-field), but apparently coaches tend to ask potential recruits a wide range of unusual questions.

An Atlanta Falcons coach asked Ohio State cornerback and potential recruit Eli Apple if he ‘liked men’ during their scouting meeting last week.

via NBC:

“I’ve been asked a lot of weird questions. I don’t know if I could say on TV,” Apple said.

“The Falcons coach, one of the coaches, was like, ‘So do you like men?’ It was like the first thing he asked me. It was weird. I was just like, ‘no.’ He was like, ‘if you’re going to come to Atlanta, sometimes that’s how it is around here, you’re going to have to get used to it.’ I guess he was joking but they just ask most of these questions to see how you’re going to react.” 

The Atlanta Falcons have released a statement from Head Coach Dan Quinn:

“I am really disappointed in the question that was asked by one of our coaches. I have spoken to the coach that interviewed Eli Apple and explained to him how inappropriate and unprofessional this was. I have reiterated this to the entire coaching staff and I want to apologize to Eli for this even coming up. This is not what the Atlanta Falcons are about and it is not how we are going to conduct ourselves.”

Check out the video below.

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