Pro Athletes: Donald Trump’s Comments Are Not ‘Locker-Room Talk’

What kind of locker room is Donald Trump hanging out in? Several professional athletes took to social media to express that the Republican presidential nominee’s vulgar comments are not “locker-room talk.” 

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During the second presidential debate on Sunday, October 9, the 70-year-old businessman addressed his recently unearthed sexist conversation with Billy Bush from 2005. “I’m not proud of it. I apologize to my family,” he said. “I apologize to the American people. Certainly I’m not proud of it. But this is locker-room talk.” 

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump responds to a question during the town hall debate at Washington University on Oct. 9, 2016 in, St Louis. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Dozens of sports stars were offended by the former Apprentice host’s defense. Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle tweeted, “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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Sean Doolittle #62 of the Oakland Athletics. Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

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Another MLB star, San Diego Padres pitcher Daniel McCutchen, pointed out that Trump didn’t participate in sports at the collegiate or professional level. “All these guys that have never played a sport about 8th grade basketball talking about what goes on in the locker room. Smh,” he wrote on Twitter.

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Chris Conley of the Kansas City Chiefs also weighed in on the controversial remarks. “Just for reference. I work in a locker room (every day)… That is not locker room talk. Just so you know…” The NFL player added in a second tweet, “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.”

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