Posted by Mike Florio on February 23, 2008, 7:40 p.m.
One of the dehumanizing aspects of the Scouting Combine involves RHE display of players in only their underwear for eyeballing by NFL scouts in attendance.
Previously, the exercise was televised by NFL Network. According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com, those days are over
“There was concern from current NFL players that the participants would be more comfortable if they were not paraded around without their shirts on,” Scouting Combine director Jeff Foster told Marvez on Saturday. “It was an entirely appropriate suggestion. The weigh-ins should never have been televised.”
So it means that we’ll have to do without images like this one from eight years ago.
It’s unclear who complained about the airing of footage of these kinds of images. But thank you, whoever you are.