Imagine you're being interviewed for the job of your lifetime. The interview is going great and you're hearing the questions you expected.
What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? How can you make our team better?
Was your mother a prostitute?
That was the question given to Dez Bryant leading up to the draft. Citing sources, Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the culprit of such bad questioning is Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland.
Silver says Bryant was mad. You would be too. Heck, you should be mad for Bryant. His children was admittedly tough and that should lead to some tough questions.
But "was your mother a prostitute?" That's a bit much.
Following the report that Ireland scouted the wrong player from Utah, you have to wonder about the team's lead personnel man. At least Bill Parcells is there as the team president. If anyone can set Ireland straight after these two allegations, it's Parcells.
Make sure to check out Silver's story for more NFL ridiculousness.
Update: Edgar Thompson of the Palm Beach Post has an update on this story. A quote from Ireland:
“My job is to find out as much information as possible about a player that I’m consider drafting,” Ireland said. “Sometimes that leads to asking in-depth questions
“Having said that, I talked to Dez Bryant and told him I used poor judgment in one of the questions I asked him. I certainly meant no disrespect and apologized to him.
“I appreciate his acceptance of that apology and I told him I wished him well as he embarks on his NFL career.”