NFL front office types are out of control. They are so worried about the “character” of potential players they choose in the draft that they are rapidly losing their own.
Yahoo! Sports recently ran a story which revealed that one NFL executive actually asked rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant of Oklahoma State if his mother was a prostitute. Tuesday, Miami Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland admitted he was the NFL exec who asked Bryant if his mother was a ho. Bryant apparently resisted the urge to punch Ireland in the face. After first trying to cover his ass, Ireland has since apologized for the incident. Some columnists are now calling for Ireland to be suspended.
For the record, Bryant’s mother was never a prostitute. Ms. Bryant says she dealt drugs in her youth and is currently a lesbian.
Bryant wasn’t the only prospective player asked a stupid question by an NFL club. Tampa Bay reportedly asked Florida State db Myron Rolle why he “abandoned” his team to pursue a Rhodes Scholarship in England. Stanford’s Toby Gerhart was asked if he felt “entitled” because he’s a white running back.