Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has seen his poll numbers plummet in lieu of video released of a lewd conversation that he had in 2005.
Trump downplayed his comments and claimed them to be “locker room talk” on Sunday.
His self-proclaimed locker room talk amused Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib.
“There’s a lot of locker room comments, man. We talk about everything in here,” Talib said at his locker after practice, according to 9 News in Denver. “Trump may fit in if he came in here, who knows?”
Perhaps Talib is sympathetic to the negative backlash Trump is getting. The cornerback is no stranger to being in the news for destructive reasons. Most recently, Talib suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his leg in the offseason. He recovered well from the incident and is playing at a high level for the Broncos.
His take on Trump’s comments, though, is not a totally popular one in Denver’s locker room.
“You’re a professional and you can’t use that as an excuse, especially for you to be a candidate,” Broncos linebacker Dekoda Watson said, per The Denver Post. “To be a president, you gotta be on your best behavior because the light is constantly on you when you think so or not.
“You have to speak professionally. I don’t care if you’re in the locker room or on the bus, someone is always looking, someone is always listening to what you’re saying.”