The National Football League responded quickly to concerns from state officials that questions of draftees appeared designed to identify whether a player is gay by expanding their collective bargaining agreement, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in an interview today.

Schneiderman, interviewed on The Capitol Pressroom this morning, said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (the son of the late U.S. Sen. Charles Goodell) moved quickly to address the issue in negotiations with the attorney general’s office.

Under an agreement reached with the NFL and the Player’s Association, the league’s collective bargaining agreement will be expanded to protect newly recruited players from being asked questions such as whether they like women or have a girlfriend.

Schneiderman’s office was concerned the questions were designed to determine whether a player is gay and potentially block them from being drafted.

At the same time, posters will be added to locker rooms directing players to call the Player’s Association if they suspect there is discrimination.

“These interviews determine the future course of their lives… We’re just making sure the non-discrimination applies to everyone,” Schneiderman said in the interview.

He added the negotiations with the NFL could be a model for future efforts in other sports leagues.

“At least this one league will take the additional steps to make sure no one will be discriminated against,” Schneiderman said.

Schneiderman was confident the NFL would back up the changes.

“The league itself has demonstrated a very strong committment to enforcing this policy,” he said.

Coinccidentally, today is Draft Day for the NFL.