By STEPHEN PIMPO JR., WJLA
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - NFL Draft hopefuls are grilled with intense, often personal lines of questioning when they interview with teams at the NFL Scouting Combine.
But some things are still off limits, even for NFL teams.
Former LSU running back Derrius Guice said in an interview with SiriusXM NFL on Wednesday that he got questions like that from teams last week. Guice says a team asked him if he liked men, something that other teams have come under fire for doing in past Combine interviews.
"I go in one room, and a team will ask me 'do I like men,' just to see my reaction," Guice said on SiriusXM according to USA Today.
Pro Football Talk says they have a source who confirmed that a team did ask Guice about his sexual preference.
And the questions apparently did not stop there. Guice also told the station another team asked him if his mother was a prostitute.
"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?'" he said, per SiriusXM and USA Today.
Current players like Eli Apple and Dez Bryant were asked similar questions by NFL talent evaluators when they went through the draft processes.
In response to the alleged incident, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith told PFT that whichever team asked that question should be banned from the Combine.
"The question is inappropriate," Smith said during his PFT interview. "Questions along these lines are always inappropriate."
Guice is widely regarded as the second best running back prospect in the 2018 draft class and is projected to be either a first or early second round pick.