Athletes dispute Donald Trump's characterization of 'locker room talk'
The presidential candidate is not talking about any locker room that these players have been in
Presidential candidate Donald Trump has another group of voters to worry about: athletes. A number of them were not pleased when Trump repeatedly used the term "locker room talk" to defend his 2005 remarks where he bragged to Billy Bush, then of "Access Hollywood," that he could get away with sexually assaulting women because he is a "star."
During and after Sunday night's debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton, several players across all sports weighed in:
I haven't heard that one in any locker rooms https://t.co/Ci8NXOgFcI— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) October 10, 2016
Just for reference. I work in a locker room (every day)... that is not locker room talk. Just so you know...— Chris Conley (@_flight17_) October 10, 2016
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.— Chris Conley (@_flight17_) October 10, 2016
All this heavy breathing seems more locker room-esque than anything #debate— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) October 10, 2016
PSA: sexual advances without consent is NOT locker room talk.— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) October 10, 2016
Claiming Trump's comments are "locker room banter" is to suggest they are somehow acceptable. They aren't.— Dahntay (@dahntay1) October 9, 2016
As an athlete, I've been in locker rooms my entire adult life and uh, that's not locker room talk.— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) October 10, 2016
I'm offended as an athlete that @realDonaldTrump keeps using this "locker room talk" as an excuse.— Robbie Rogers (@robbierogers) October 10, 2016
Udonis Haslem on Donald Trump: 'I don't know what locker room he's been in' https://t.co/8EqTJVBT10— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) October 10, 2016
Please stop saying "locker room talk"— Jacob Tamme (@JacobTamme) October 10, 2016
"Locker room talk" 🙄— Donté Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) October 10, 2016
That's not locker room talk.— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) October 10, 2016
Locker room?— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) October 10, 2016
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