Here’s What Pro Athletes Have To Say About Trump’s “Locker Room Talk”

“Nobody has more respect for women than I do,” said the man who has called women pigs, slobs, and dogs. Donald Trump has also objectified women by implying that they have to be hot to be successful. But the worst of all is his recently leaked tape where he’s heard bragging about being able to kiss women and grab their genitals without their consent because he’s a star.

If that wasn’t enough, at Sunday’s debate, he described his vulgar comments about his sexual assaults towards women as “locker room banter” like it wasn’t a big deal. “This was locker room talk,” Trump said. “I’m not proud of it. I apologize to my family. I apologize to the American people. Certainly, I’m not proud of it, but this is locker room talk,” he said and went on talking about ISIS.

However, in a world where 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime, we can’t label sexual assault as a minor issue. Needless to say, Trump made A LOT of people furious, including professional athletes who do spend a lot of time in locker rooms and refuse to normalize sexual assault as any type of ‘talk.’ Scroll down to see what these athletes have to say.

At Sunday’s debate, Donald Trump tried to get away with his vulgar comments about sexual assault by reducing them to “locker room talk”

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Last Friday, a 2005 tape was released where Trump was heard bragging to Billy Bush that he can grab women “by the pussy” without their consent because he’s a star. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them,” Trump said to Bill Bush. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

“Certainly I’m not proud of it, but this is locker room talk,” Trump said

NBA stars Jamal Crawford and CJ McCollum have both spent quite some time in locker rooms — and were very confused by Trump’s defense



“PSA: sexual advances without consent is NOT locker room talk,” said Kendall Marshall, a free agent who last played for the Philadelphia 76ers


And Dahntay Jones, Cleveland Cavaliers forward, went straight to the point


Soccer player Robbie Rogers, baseball pitcher Sean Doolittle, and mixed martial artist CM Punk also dismissed Trump’s version of locker room talk




Chris Conley, a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, also had a few things to say


Finally, Jacob Tamme, a tight end for the Atlanta Falcons, spoke for all the fathers out there