Seahawks’ Michael Bennett: This year’s election is ‘kind of a disgrace’
One day after Republican candidate for president Donald Trump categorized his lewd comments about women as “locker room talk,” Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett agreed with fellow athletes that such things are not commonly said in locker rooms.
“As a parent of (three) daughters I felt like ... I was irate. ‘Locker-room talk’? I don’t even know if that’s ‘locker-room talk,’ though,” Bennett told The News Tribune. “That was kind of crazy to be talking about a woman like that. Women are so important. Without a women none of us would be here.
“So you can’t disrespect women, at all. That stuff that’s going on, it’s terrible.”
He also went on to say the fact that Trump is running for office is a shame.
“It’s kind of crazy all the stuff that is going on and you can have a president that doesn’t understand the people. It’s just kind of a disgrace a little bit.”
Bennett has spoken out about social issues in the past. Just two months ago, he said that a white NFL player needed to join the national anthem protest which was started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.