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NFL scouts have been digging around Michael Sam’s personal life for a while now Published: February 10, 2014

Do you have a girlfriend?

Yes, NFL scouts ask that of potential draftees. Almost every time. And usually, there are two answers to this question: "Yes," and "No, I just broke up with one."

Yahoo Sports reports scouts care about this because many NFL teams are frightened to death about taking a gay player. There have been gay professional football players before because of course there have been. We know about a handful of them who have revealed their sexuality after retirement. We will know about several more in time. But there never has been an active NFL player who admitted to being gay.

H/T: Yahoo
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