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."
When Eagles' fourth-round pick Mack Hollins drives up to Philadelphia from his hometown Rockville, Maryland, he's going to have two companions.
Hollins, the UNC receiver, is a big fan of exotic animals. His two snakes — a ball python and a sunglow boa — were sitting by him as he spoke on a conference call with Philly reporters on Saturday afternoon.
According to his bio at North Carolina, Hollins' dream job is to one day own a "world-renowned aquarium."
"I actually have both my snakes here now," Hollins said. "I've had turtles. I was going to get an alligator at school, but my roommates weren't really all for it. My dad had a lion growing up, so we've had it all."
Where do you keep a lion?
"His dad had it in a big cage in his yard," Hollins answered. "I guess in Ohio, the permits aren't as difficult to get exotic animals. Might be where I get mine from. I don't know how Philly will feel about some of the exotic animals, but I might have to get a couple."
For now, though, Hollins is sticking with his snakes. And he plans on driving them to Philly.
"It's nothing but an hour drive," he said. "I'll put them in a car and load them up. I might come with nothing but the snakes."
The NFL and the city of Philadelphia have really put on a spectacle for the thousands and thousands of fans who descended on the Ben Franklin Parkway over the past few days.
But you don't have to be in front of the Art Museum exactly to see the NFL's influence on the city. All you have to do is drive down Interstate 76 through Center City at night while the draft is going on and you can't miss which team is on the clock.
That's because the entire side of the Cira Centre building that is connected to 30th Street Station lights up with the logo of whichever team is on the clock.
You can see our above video which features the Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, and Pittsburgh Steelers. No confirmation to the reports that birds flying over excessively pooped on the building when the Dallas Cowboys' star lit it up.
The Eagles shared a pretty nice shot of their logo lighting up the building as well.
It's just another nice touch to what has been a wonderful event so far for the city of Philadelphia.