Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple played his high school ball across the river in Voorhees, New Jersey so he stopped by Comcast SportsNet's Breakfast On Broad on Friday to talk about his potential future in the NFL.
The topic of strange combine questions came up. And he certainly had an answer.
"I've been asked a lot of weird questions. I don't know if I could say on TV," Apple said.
"The Falcons coach, one of the coaches, was like, 'So do you like men?' It was like 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."
Not sure how teams think these sort of questions are a good idea.
At least they didn't ask him if he thought any of his relatives were hot, I suppose.
UPDATE: The Atlanta Falcons have released a statement from Head Coach Dan Quinn:
“I am really disappointed in the question that was asked by one of our coaches. 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.”
UPDATE II: NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the following in an email to CSNPhilly:
"This is disappointing and clearly inappropriate as the Falcons acknowledged. We will look into it."
Well, is it?
It features Eagles' kicker Cody Parkey and defensive lineman Beau Allen playing the parts of Jennifer Gray and Patrick Swayze in 80's hit movie Dirty Dancing.
It's not enough for Eagles fans and members of the media to rip quarterback Sam Bradford. It's becoming quite popular for other NFL players to do it as well.
Credit Michael Bennett for starting the trend, as Bradford has been a favorite whipping boy of the Seahawks defensive end for some time. Now the Eagles' NFC East rivals are getting in on that action though, as Redskins cornerback Josh Norman got in on the action in a recent interview for ESPN The Magazine.
The context isn't entirely clear, as Norman's quote is provided only as a blurb in the online version of the story. Then again, not much context is really needed in this case. The message is perfectly clear.
"Have you ever once been one of the top 20 quarterbacks in the league? Not that I remember -- and you want more money? I can't wait to play him twice a year."
Unfortunately, the sentiments about Bradford's standing and contract match those of many people around here exactly. The part about looking forward to seeing Norman twice this season, not exactly.
Washington was fortunate when the Panthers decided to rescind the franchise tag from Norman, making the All-Pro corner a free agent. Scheme changes often don't benefit big-money free agents at the position, but the Redskins could be an exception as they play a similar style of defense.
>> Josh Norman: 'I'm the best cornerback on earth' [ESPN]
It's quite common for hosts of late night comedy shows to dive into the treasure trove of material that is the city of Philadelphia.
Cheesesteaks, cracked bells, dumpster pools, our sports teams, people that actually live here, etc.
But it's when the joke comes out of nowhere during a segment about Donald Trump and his thoughts on police, well... that's when we find ourselves taken aback.
Trevor's not wrong though. What he says about the Sixers is basically showing he's #TeamHinkie.
You can watch the video here.