There’s nothing wrong with wanting to know as much information as possible before hiring someone. This information might include past experience, skills, ability to grow in a position, and perhaps most importantly, a person’s character. Some employers (though not many) turn to social media as a way of determining if a job candidate really is who they appear to be—or not.
However, employers might cross the line at times when it comes to looking at candidates online. While the NFL is not an employer in the traditional sense, its scouts are recruiters seeking the best candidates for future players. We don’t have all the details based on this article from Sport Techie, but we can draw some conclusions about what the NFL should or shouldn’t be doing when it comes to screening potential recruits on social media. [...]