NFL sends memo reminding teams of discrimination policy

Nov 17, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A general view of the military themed NFL logo on the pile on before between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Arizona Cardinals the game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

With the NFL Scouting Combine set to begin in a few days, the NFL thought it would be a good time to remind all 32 teams around the league about their discrimination policy. The league sent out a memo as a friendly reminder about discrimination against players for their race, religion or sexual orientation.

The news comes via Mark Maske of the Washington Post

With former Missouri Tigers defensive end Michael Sam recently coming out as a homosexual athlete, it was an appropriate time for the league to remind teams how to conduct business.

In the past, players have reportedly been questioned about their sexual orientation at the scouting combine, so teams will have to be extra careful about the way they approach players with the attention on discrimination this year being greater than ever.

Topics: 2014 NFL Draft, NFL, NFL Draft

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