Aqib Talib on Broncos Locker Room Talk: ‘Trump May Fit In’
And the locker room talk discussion continues.
Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was asked to comment on Donald Trump's video scandal, which Trump has famously dismissed as having been "locker room talk" and bragging that he could "grab women by the p----" because he was a star. While I think Talib's comments are just slightly and innocently ignorant at the very least, what he said is nothing short of disheartening.
"There's a lot of locker room comments, man. We talk about everything in here," he said in a 9NEWS report. "Trump may fit in if he came in here, who knows?"
Other professional athletes have stepped up to say that what Trump said at the time is not just what men discuss behind closed doors, but actually the description of sexual assault.
"Played sports since 7 years old...46 now...39 years of hearing 'locker room talk,'" tweeted Chad Brown. "Never heard sexual assault bragged about. #CantExcuseIt."
Is this a bad look for the Broncos? Yes. Will it fly under the radar? Unfortunately yes. Like I said, I don't think Talib truly meant anything bad by that because it was one short little clip, but it also sounds to me like he's not the best person to comment on this matter. Just my opinion. (Although, maybe he IS the best person to comment because it comes to show that this ugly form of thinking occurs in all sorts of people. From that, we can all have a conversation and try to put an end to it.)
Also, it's because of Talib's somewhat supportive comment that I've removed him from this list of Hottest Denver Broncos Players Ranked.
Donald Trump is no stranger to saying....interesting....things. He couldn't remember former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan at his rally in Loveland.