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Female sports writers denied entry to locker room at Lucas Oil Stadium
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Female sports writers denied entry to locker room at Lucas Oil Stadium
Sunday October 4th, 2015

Two female sports writers were stopped from entering the locker room at Lucas Oil Stadium for postgame player availability Sunday.

Yahoo! Sports’ Graham Watson and the Tuscaloosa News’ Joey Chandler tweeted that when they tried entering the Jaguars’ locker room, they were stopped by an usher who said he needed to make sure the women were allowed in.

The women were at the game as part of the Associated Press Sports Editors sports media diversity weekend. Other female ASPE fellows were also denied entry, according to Chandler.

The women were eventually allowed in after the usher asked other men if it was okay for them to enter, according to Watson. The Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars’ public relations staffs apologized to Watson for the incident. 

[tweet: https://twitter.com/Joey_TNews/status/650785221349142528]

[tweet: https://twitter.com/Yahoo_Graham/status/650783817385414656]

[tweet: https://twitter.com/Yahoo_Graham/status/650784542924537856]

[tweet: https://twitter.com/Yahoo_Graham/status/650785312851914752]

[tweet: https://twitter.com/Yahoo_Graham/status/650795746841595904]

[tweet: https://twitter.com/Yahoo_Graham/status/650797877271244800]

The Colts defeated the Jaguars 16–13.

– Rohan Nadkarni

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