How Fast Can You Run? How Far Can You Throw? Do You Like Girls?

Virtual manna for sports stats junkies and football obsessives, the NFL Combine consists largely of rookie hopefuls running the 40-yard dash, bench pressing hundreds of pounds of weights, and taking the infamous Wonderlic Personnel Test, all so that scores can be recorded, players’ values can be deduced, and various teams can determine each prospect’s football potential.

At this year’s Combine, however, NFL teams reportedly recorded one more bit of information: is a player straight, or gay?

According to NBC’s Mike Florio, many teams are inquiring into the sexual orientation of rookie prospects. “Teams want to know if Manti Te’o is gay,” Florio said on the Dan Patrick Show. “I don’t think anyone knows how to solve this dilemma yet.”

But the line of questioning goes beyond Te’o, and the incredible story of the Notre Dame linebacker’s fade dead girlfriend Internet hoax (see “Situationist Philosopher Guy Debord and the Unbelievable True Story of Manti Te’o’s Fake Dead Girlfriend,” Free Sport, 1/18/13).

Read on at Free Sport

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