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Athletes take issue with Trump over "locker-room talk"

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reacts to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 09, 2016 - 8:35 PM

NEW YORK - CJ McCollum, Jamal Crawford and Jacob Tamme are among current and former professional athletes on social media to criticize Donald Trump's characterization of his predatory, sexual comments about women from a 2005 video as "locker-room talk."

Trump's campaign described his remarks as "locker-room banter" in a statement Saturday, and the Republican presidential nominee repeated the line multiple times Sunday during the presidential debate with Hillary Clinton.

In the tape, obtained by The Washington Post and NBC News, Trump describes trying to have sex with a married woman and brags about women letting him kiss and grab them because he is famous.

"When you're a star they let you do it," Trump says. "You can do anything."

He adds seconds later, "Grab them by the p----. You can do anything."

"I haven't heard that one in any locker-rooms," McCollum wrote on Twitter in a response to a tweet from Crawford. McCollum plays for the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and Crawford plays for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Tamme, a tight end with the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, asked that Trump "please stop saying 'locker-room talk,'" adding that "it's not normal. And even if it were normal, it's not right."

Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson , Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley and retired NFL players Donte Stallworth and Chris Kluwe offered similar condemnations.

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