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Falcons apologize for coach asking prospect, 'So do you like men?'

Falcons sent out statement apologizing for inappropriate question. (FOX 8 Photo) Falcons sent out statement apologizing for inappropriate question. (FOX 8 Photo)
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A Falcons coach asked former Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple, "So do you like men?" during a meeting last week at the NFL scouting combine. Apple recounted the interview with Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia on Friday.

Apple said the question was “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.”

The Falcons apologized in a statement by head coach Dan Quinn.

“I am really disappointed in the question that was asked by one of our coaches,” Quinn said. “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.”

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