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Falcons apologize for inappropriate question at NFL combine

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By CHARLES ODUM
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have apologized for having one of their coaches ask an inappropriate question to Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple during the NFL's annual scouting combine this week in Indianapolis.

Apple said Friday in an interview with ComcastSportsNet he was asked, "So, do you like men?'" He says the question came at the start of an interview with an unidentified Falcons coach.

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said in a statement released to The Associated Press that he has told the assistant coach the question was "inappropriate and unprofessional."

Quinn says he has told his entire coaching staff such questions should not be asked. Added Quinn: "I want to apologize to Eli for this even coming up."

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