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Dan Quinn apologizes after a Falcons coach asked Ohio State prospect if he liked men

This is a facepalm moment for the franchise.

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We're not sure who the coach was, but one member of the team's staff stepped in it when interviewing Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple at the Combine, asking him something you wouldn't tolerate in any garden variety job interview, much less the NFL.

"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."

Without kicking off a flame war in the comments, I think we can all recognize that this is not the kind of inquiry you make of a draft prospect in 2016, or frankly any time before that. Dan Quinn issued the following statement in response.

"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."

Let's hope the coach in question learns that there are some questions that are not germane and better left unasked.