In the context of explaining the leaked 2005 audio and video in which Donald Trump makes lewd and crude comments about women, the Republican nominee during Sunday's debate said he was engaging in "locker room talk."
That might be a catchall term to describe what happens behind closed doors, but it also speaks to a type of aggressive male culture presumed to be found in sports.
As such, plenty of former and current athletes jumped into the fray to basically say it didn't sound like any kind of talk they've ever heard in the locker room.
The Huffington Post rounded up some of the best comments. Kendall Marshall, who played for the 76ers in the NBA last season, tweeted, "PSA: sexual advances without consent is NOT locker room talk." Oakland A's pitcher Sean Doolittle added, "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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