It’s been over 10 years since Norman Watkins hit the gridiron on a regular basis.
Watkins played on the University of Texas football team from 1991-1994. KVUE spoke to Watkins after Donald Trump’s comments against women back in 2005.
Trump did apologize after a video of his comments were released. However, he summed it up by saying it was “locker-room talk."
Watkins doesn’t agree with that.
“I can't condone what was said on that video. Has it been said in a locker room? I’m sure, but that’s nothing that any of my peers or anybody that I know would say,” Watkins said.
Watkins said during his time at UT, comments like Trump made would not be tolerated.
He hopes the Republican Presidential Nominee’s latest viral video won’t tarnish the world of sports.
“It’s a sensitive subject because I have a mother and she was a single mom. I have a little sister so, at the end of the day, I look at women as being respected when it comes to that kind of stuff,” Watkins said.
Trump did send out a tweet Sunday night stating “he's not proud of his locker-room talk, but this world has serious problems, and we need serious leaders.”
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