NFL Sexual Orientation Bias? League, NY State Officials to Meet

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0  Updated at 1:39 pm, April 8th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Though the National Football League concluded last week it found no “specific violations” occurred at its scouting combine where at least three players have said they were victims of bias based on sexual orientation, New York’s top state prosecutor is pressing ahead.

A source familiar with the matter says Attorney General Eric Schneiderman believes the NFL’s conclusion “raises more questions than it answers.” ABC News has learned that NFL personnel will meet Tuesday with the attorney general’s staff to learn more about how the league’s internal investigation was handled and what its specific findings were.

New York State employment discrimination laws prohibit companies that are based in or do business in the state from asking employees or potential job candidates questions about their sexual orientation.

Several prospects at the scouting combine said they were asked questions such as “Do you like girls?”

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