Report: NFL agrees to anti-discrimination reform
The National Football League and the New York State Attorney General’s office reached agreement on an anti-discrimination policy, measures they hope will protect players from discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation, reports CBSSports.com.
At February’s Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, several draft prospects said they were asked questions about their sexual orientation during team interviews. One prospect said one team asked him, “Do you like girls?”
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“My office is committed to ensuring equal protection under the law for all employees and job applicants no matter where they work,” Eric Schneiderman, New York’s Attorney General said, “and I applaud the NFL for working cooperatively with our office to address these issues. Together we are sending a powerful message that discrimination and harassment will not be tolerated in any form.”
The more thorough policies will also be distributed to all 32 teams and they will be included as part of the rookie symposium. A statement from Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterating the seriousness of the policy will be part of all player handbooks.