NYS Strikes Agreement With The NFL On Discrimination

Apr 24, 2013

Credit NFL

 New York State and the NFL have announced an agreement to strengthen policies against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the NFL will undertake new actions to reinforce its policies against this kind of discrimination.

Earlier this year, media reports indicated that at least three prospective NFL players were asked questions related to their sexual orientation at the league's annual recruitment event, the Scouting Combine. According to one prospective player, representatives of NFL teams asked prospects if they had a girlfriend, were married, or liked girls.

After those reports, the attorney general investigated and asked the NFL to make sure that its existing policy, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, is being implemented.

Schneiderman says the NFL will now take steps to make sure its policy is being communicated and has also committed to ensure that complaints concerning discrimination based on sexual orientation are being reviewed and investigated.