In the second presidential debate, Donald Trump doubled and tripled down on his recently unearthed sexual assault comments by calling them simply “locker room talk.”
Mr Trump was 58-years-old and recently married when the comments were recorded on a hot mic, and the reality television star was likely worlds away from your typical locker room filled with athletes.
On Sunday, many professional athletes disputed the Republican candidate’s characterization by saying demeaning comments against women never come up in their locker rooms.
Jamal Crawford of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers simply tweeted, “locker rooms?”
CJ McCollum of the Portland Trailblazers responded with, “I haven't heard that one in any locker rooms.”
Kendall Marshall of the Philadelphia 76ers says, “locker room talk? that's the same as group chat talk right?”
Jacob Tamme of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons tweeted, “Please stop saying ‘locker room talk.’”
Chris Conley of the Kansas City Chiefs says, “Just for reference. I work in a locker room [every day]. That is not locker room talk. Just so you know.” He continued, “Have I been in every locker room? No. But the guys I know and respect don't talk like that. They talk about girls but not like that. Period.”
Brett Anderson of MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers tweeted, “What kind of f****d up locker rooms has Donald Trump been in.”
Sean Doolittle of the Oakland A’s says, “As an athlete, I've been in locker rooms my entire adult life and uh, that's not locker room talk.”
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