Last week, footage leaked of Donald Trump saying some awful stuff — this time, about women. While speaking with Billy Bush he said the phrase “grab them by the p***y”. He has since called that kind of talk “locker room talk” several times, including at the second Presidential debate.
According to CNN and the Washington Post, athletes across the country and across sports are speaking out to condemn Trump’s flimsy defense. Many are saying that this is not locker room talk; that this kind of language would not be acceptable in locker rooms, where they spend a good chunk of their time.
The athletes include superstars from many sports, including basketball, baseball, MMA, and football. Both retired players as well as current players have been speaking out. They have been joined by sports journalists and just about everyone else with a sense of decency. Anyone who has been in a locker room knows this isn’t the kind of talk happening there.
Jacob Tamme, tight end for the Atlanta Falcons, tweeted:
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley said:
Dahntay Jones, Cleveland Cavaliers forward:
Former WWE wrestler and current mixed martial artist CM Punk:
Portland Trailblazers guard CJ McCollum said:
And Blake Griffin, perennial all-star for the Los Angeles Clippers:
So, you know, Trump’s been alone in locker rooms a lot.
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