An NFL investigation has found no evidence that 2018 draft prospect Derrius Guice was asked invasive questions at the NFL Scouting Combine, the league announced on the eve of the draft.
Guice, a potential first-round pick, appeard on SiriusXM Radio on March 7, shortly after the combined ended, and described his experience.
“It was pretty crazy. Some people are really trying to get in your head and test your reaction. … I go in one room, and a team will ask me, ‘Do I like men?’ just to see my reaction. I go in another room, they’ll try to bring up one of my family members or something and tell me, ‘Hey, I heard your mom sells herself. How do you feel about that?'”
In an effort to uncover whether and which team or teams asked the questions, the league spent weeks combing through reviews and reports from every team that interviewed Guice, as well as interviews with the player, his agent and others, ESPN reported, citing an unidentified source.
The NFL found no conclusive evidence of the questions. According to ESPN’s source, at least one team said Guice admitted he “made up” that he was asked the questions.
It is thought the sale could not only see more NFL games played at Wembley, but also open the door to a permanent franchise based in London. But Khan emphasized Thursday that his bid does not affect the franchise’s commitment to Jacksonville.
“Today’s news changes none of what we envision for the long-term promise for the Jaguars here in Jax, and it changes nothing as to the goals we have for your downtown,” he said in a statement. “If anything, today’s news is the embodiment of the ethos we adopted several years ago of being proud, bold and committed.”
The Jaguars have played a “home” game at Wembley each of the past five seasons and will face the Super Bowl champion Eagles there Oct. 28.
Mark Waller, the NFL executive vice president of events and international, called the move a “powerful sign” of a commitment to growing football in the UK.
“We are very happy for Shad Khan and the Jacksonville Jaguars,” he said in a statement. “The potential purchase of Wembley Stadium is a further powerful sign of their commitment to the UK and their vision to help us grow the sport.