Tuesday, ESPN2 “First Take” co-host Stephen A. Smith weighed in on the vulgar comments Donald Trump made while being recorded in 2005 on a hot microphone, which the GOP presidential nominee later called “locker room talk.”
Smith said he has been in plenty of locker rooms, some from playing college basketball and others in his time as a reporter, and has never heard anybody talk about “grabbing a woman’s privates” or forcing themselves on anyone.
“I have never heard in any locker room, NFL, NBA, college, pro, Major League Baseball clubhouses, hell, I’ve even been in the locker rooms inside of, you know, for a hockey game, for crying out loud. I have never heard it, not one time, in terms of grabbing a woman’s privates, you know, you just going to take it, you force yourself on her. You know, when you’re a celebrity, you can get anything. You can do what you want to do. There are unquestionably people who may feel that way, but verbalized and talked about and echoed in such a way, no, have never heard that at all,” he contended.
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