Outspoken Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has joined a number of professional athletes weighing in on the Donald Trump "locker room talk" controversy.
“I think it was a cop out,” Sherman said Wednesday during a Seahawks press conference. “I think it was a cop out. He needed some way to divert attention from himself. That’s not how most people talk in the locker room and I think a lot of athletes would say the same. But it allows him to divert the conversation away from him, which was the focus. So yeah, I think it’s nothing.”
During Sunday night's presidential debate, Trump defended comments he made about women in 2005 - where he describes attempting to sleep with a married woman and suggesting his celebrity status allowed him to kiss and "grab" their genitalia. Trump said it was all "locker room" talk, implying these are things that men say in locker rooms every day. A number of professional athletes responded, saying no, that's not what they talk about in the locker room.
LeBron James blasted Trump's explanation, calling the comments "trash talk." Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said he was "irate." "Without a woman, none of us would be here. So you can’t disrespect women at all," he said.