NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.— What are the conversations like inside the men’s locker rooms at Westminster College? That a question the WCN staff started asking after Donald Trump apologized for his use of vulgar language about women in a 2005 recording.
“This was locker-room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago,” said Trump earlier in October. “I apologize if anyone was offended.”
Many professional athletes and others are saying that’s not how men talk in their locker rooms.
Does Trump’s offensive language, bragging and derogatory remarks about women match up with what really happens? What is locker room talk like at Memorial Field House?
WCN staffer Justin Wilson went to Memorial Field House at Westminster to find out what some of our coaches and players call locker room talk.
Titan head football coach Scott Benzel told us he wants his players and coaches to behave as professionals on and off the field.
“I think you always try to handle yourself professionally,” said Benzel. “Sometimes things said in the locker room aren’t always fit for those who aren’t in the locker room.”
Basic locker room etiquette advice from some WC players:
• Keep conversations appropriate.
• Never talk about someone’s mother.
• Keep the talk focused on sports.
• What you say in the locker room may not always stay in the locker room.