An NFL investigation into former LSU running back Derrius Guice’s claim that he was asked a series of off-color questions during one of his Scouting Combine interviews last month has found no evidence that the incident took place.
After Guice said during a Sirius XM radio interview that he’d been asked by a team whether he likes men and whether his mother is a prostitute, the NFL launched its probe. According to NBC Sports, that investigation came to a close this week with the league unable to corroborate Guice’s story.
“Following reports concerning the interviews of Derrius Guice at the Scouting Combine, the League conducted a thorough investigation which included a formal review and report from every club that interviewed Mr. Guice during the Combine, as well as discussions with Mr. Guice, his agent and others,” the NFL said in a statement. “The investigation did not confirm that any club made the reported inquiries. Nonetheless, we used this opportunity to reaffirm our workplace standards and emphasize the importance of fully complying with all requirements of federal and state law. The NFL and each of its member clubs remain fully committed to fair and non-discriminatory employment practices.”
For his part, Guice has since confirmed discussing the matter with NFL security guards immediately after it happened. But in a recent interview with Pro Football Talk, he seemed to skirt the idea that he could have misspoke about the interview questions, saying the matter is over and his focus is squarely on the draft.
“The draft is all I’m really focused on right now,” Guice said. “I don’t care who on the outside thinks this and that. I cleared those up when I talked to security guys. That’s all that matters. My phone isn’t ringing about it anymore.”