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Donald Trump’s Groping Boasts Are Not ‘Locker Room Talk,’ Pro Athletes Say

Donald Trump’s claim that the statements he made to Billy Bush in 2005 about groping women were “locker room talk” is meeting serious push back from several pro athletes.

“I haven’t heard that one in any locker rooms,” Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum tweeted. Likewise for Oakland A’s Pitcher Sean Doolittle, who wrote, “As an athlete, I’ve been in locker rooms my entire adult life and uh, that’s not locker room talk.”

On Friday, a tape surfaced of Trump talking with Bush, in which Trump said, “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ‘em by the pu–y.”

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Read more pro athlete reactions below.

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.

– Chris Conley (@_flight17_) October 10, 2016

“Grab them by the pussy” isn’t talk from any locker room I’ve ever been in. It’s a Ted Bundy quote. #debate2016

– Coach (@CMPunk) October 10, 2016

All this heavy breathing seems more locker room-esque than anything #debate

Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) October 10, 2016

Locker room?

– Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) October 10, 2016

I haven’t heard that one in any locker rooms https://t.co/Ci8NXOgFcI

– CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) October 10, 2016

“Locker room talk”, “Boys will be boys”, “Harmless banter”. These are not valid excuses for behavior. Never have been, never will be.

– Queen Harrison (@goQueengo) October 10, 2016

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