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7 pro athletes who called B.S. on Trump’s ‘locker room talk’ excuse

What locker room have you been hanging out in?


Brianna Holt


Posted on Oct 10, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 8:07 pm CDT

During last night’s presidential debate we heard Donald Trump mention “locker room talk” at least five times as an excuse for his derogatory comments about sexual assault.

On Friday a video from 2005 came out of Trump bragging about grabbing women “by the pussy” without their consent, and about his attempt to have sex with a married woman.

“That is sexual assault. You brag that you have sexually assaulted women,” debate host Anderson Cooper said. “Do you understand that?”

In defense, Trump responded, “Certainly I’m not proud of it, but this is locker room talk.”  

Athletes of all different sporting backgrounds have expressed their anger on Twitter about the comments Trump made—stating they do not have conversations like these in their own locker rooms. Here are seven who have already denounced this excuse:

1) Kendall Marshall

2) Chris Conley

3) Robbie Rogers

4) CJ McCollum

5) Sage Rosenfels

6) Blake Griffin

7) Jacob Tamme

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*First Published: Oct 10, 2016, 6:16 pm CDT