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NFL Investigates Whether Nick Kasa was Asked About Sexual Orientation
(CNN) — The National Football League is investigating whether draft prospect Nick Kasa was questioned about his sexual orientation during a recent scouting combine, a spokesman said Wednesday.
“Any team or employee that inquires about impermissible subjects or makes an employment decision based on such factors is subject to league discipline,” said Greg Aiello of the NFL.
League policy states that teams “neither consider nor inquire about sexual orientation in the hiring process,” Aiello said. “In addition, there are specific protections in our collective bargaining agreement with the players that prohibit discrimination against any player, including on the basis of sexual orientation.”
Kasa, who played tight end at the University of Colorado, told CNN earlier Wednesday that during the combine he was asked: “Do you have a girlfriend? Are you married? Do you like girls?”
“Those kind of things, and it was kind of weird,” he told CNN. “But like they would ask you with a straight face, and it’s a pretty weird experience all together.”
NFL.com said that NFL teams “try to catch prospects off-guard when they interview them at the NFL Scouting Combine.”
Three years ago, however, the combine experienced controversy when Miami Dolphins General Manger Jeff Ireland asked Dez Bryant, now a Dallas Cowboy wide receiver, whether Bryant’s mother was a prostitute. Ireland was “roundly criticized,” NFL.com said.
Posted: Thursday, February 28 2013, 11:57 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. reopens emergency operations command center
May 23, 2013 17:37 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management has reopened its emergency operations center as strong storms moved through central Oklahoma just days after a deadly tornado.
Department spokeswoman Keli Cain said Thursday that the center is open. The department had previously announced that the command center would be shut down at Wednesday at midnight.
Storms with heavy rain and hail began falling in the area early Thursday morning and prompted flash flood warnings in central Oklahoma.
The storms come after a massive tornado struck Moore on Monday and left 24 people dead and more than 300 injured.
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