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Goodell: Questions about sexuality are 'unacceptable'

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PHOENIX -- The NFL made it clear Monday at the NFL owners meetings at the Arizona Biltmore that questions about a player's sexuality are off limits during interviews.

Commissioner Roger Goodell was absolute in saying that league has a stance on the topic during his press conference in the afternoon, saying that team executives will be educated on the matter.

The controversy kicked off when Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio said that teams wanted to know if Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o was gay.

Colorado tight end Nick Kasa then garnered headlines when he said in a radio interview that teams at the NFL Scouting Combine were asking if he had a girlfriend or liked girls.

"We made a statement immediately when we got that report," Goodell said, referring to Kasa's remarks. "We have been following up with the players and their representatives directly. We are also [Monday] afternoon working with all of our executives that lead in that position to make sure they understand what you can't ask and what you can ask.

"We're a professional organization. That's unacceptable. We will do things the right way. We will give them that education and that training. I hope that that will solve the problem."

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