Derrius Guice Is Not Gay And His Mom Is Not A Sex Worker
At the NFL Combine it isn't uncommon for players to endure psychological tests. NFL personnel attempt to pick the brains of these prospects with outlandish questions, looking to evaluate their personalities and reactions. On Wednesday night, Derrius Guice revealed some bold questions that some NFL teams had for the potential first round pick.
With no repercussions, "are you gay?" has been an intimate question that has been asked at previous combines.
Eli Apple faced that question two years ago, and three years ago Nick Kasa received the same question but with a twist. As an NFL team rep delivered "Do you like girls?" to the tight end. The NFL dubbed these questions impermissible and vowed to look into the matter. However, they fail to act on issues such as domestic abuse, so it's unlikely they'll investigate a couple words.
But my favourite combine question was in 2016, originally posted by the New York post, "Would you use a knife or a gun to kill someone?" directed at Jalen Mills.
Mills responded, "If you choose the knife, your killing for fun because you have to continuously stab someone, but the gun is quick." This honest response earned Mills a spot on the Philadelphia Eagles and not in the loony bin.
The former LSU running back Derrius Guice said he was asked by NFL personnel about his sexuality and if his mother was a working girl Wednesday night.
‘’It was pretty crazy," Guice said in an interview on the SiriusXM NFL show Late Hits. "Some people are really trying to get in your head and test your reaction. ... I go in one room, and a team will ask me do I like men, just to see my reaction. 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?’ "
The first question, I semi-understand. Nowadays, It's hard to fill out a job application without asking if your a member of the LGBT community with other peculiar questions. But asking how I feel about my mom who sells herself? That may be over-stepping.
Words don't usually warrant for striking someone and I'd consider myself a lover not a fighter, but I think there may be two situations that call for a squabble.
1. Someone runs your goalie.
2. Someone insults your mother.
In 2010, Miami Dolphin's General Manager Jeff Ireland asked Dez Bryant if his mom was a prostitute and many were calling for Ireland's head. This had several athletic luminaries weigh in on the situation, including Mike Ditka, all who said they would have slapped or punched Jeff for such a question.
But in Jeff's defense, Miss Bryant, who had Dez at 15 years old, has an extensive criminal history. Just a year before that combine interview she was arrested for the second time for selling and possessing crack cocaine. Angela Dianne Bryant was also arrested in 2008 for failing to identify to the police. Hopefully Dez Bryant's annual 12.8 m salary has helped get his mother out of the dope game. But they definitely share a different type of mother son relationship because Dez was arrested for allegedly striking her in the summer of 2012. With the 15 year gap, my guess is he views his mother as more of an older sister. So I don't believe he was as offended as the public was by Ireland's comments.
But the man who asked Derrius Guice about his mother, when we know nothing about Mrs Guice, other than giving us the only player in SEC history with three career games of 250 or more rushing yards. Well, that may deserve the reaction the people had for Jeff Ireland's comments.
Luckily for that man, Guice knows the golden rule of tattling and hasn't disclosed who asked him that. Next year I hope prospects are prepared for this type of cognitive experiment and troll NFL management with these unorthodox questions.
"Are you gay?"
"Depends who's asking ;)"