Publish date:

Falcons Issue Apology to Ohio State's Eli Apple For Asking If He's Gay

eliapple.png

In case you haven't heard, NFL Combine questions are strange to say the least.

During an appearance on CSN Philly, Ohio State's Eli Apple said one of the coaches of the Falcons asked him if he was homosexual. 

"The Falcons coach, one of the coaches, was like, 'So do you like men?'," Apple said. "It was like the first thing he asked me. It was weird. I was just like, 'no.' He was like, 'if you're going to come to Atlanta, sometimes that's how it is around here, you're going to have to get used to it.' I guess he was joking but they just ask most of these questions to see how you're going to react."

Recommended Articles

Shortly after, the Falcons released a statement from head coach Dan Quinn:

"I am really disappointed in the question that was asked by one of our coaches. I have spoken to the coach that interviewed Eli Apple and explained to him how inappropriate and unprofessional this was. I have reiterated this to the entire coaching staff and I want to apologize to Eli for this even coming up. This is not what the Atlanta Falcons are about and it is not how we are going to conduct ourselves."