On Oct. 9, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took part in the second presidential debate, the two facing new scandals that arose over the past two weeks.
One of these topics, concerning Republican candidate Donald Trump and his defense Sunday night of lewd comments he made about women in 2005, evoked a viral response from former University of Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley.
When probed at the debate for his reasoning behind his comments about kissing and groping women and making sexual advances towards married women, Trump said it was “locker room talk."
Conley tweeted about Trump's statement, saying that, as an athlete who spends a lot of time in a locker room, the candidate's comments were not reflective of "locker room talk."
Just for reference. I work in a locker room (every day)... that is not locker room talk. Just so you know...— Chris Conley (@_flight17_) October 10, 2016
Have I been in every locker room? No. But the guys I know and respect don't talk like that. They talk about girls but not like that. Period.— Chris Conley (@_flight17_) October 10, 2016
Conley’s first tweet received over 9,300 likes and over 5,700 retweets as of 2 a.m. Oct. 10, but also spurred several negative responses, some of which got deleted due to the current Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver’s replies.
After a large response, Conley posted a tweet standing by his prior position.
I'm done. If that's the talk you hear around you then be the place where change begins. Regardless of this election let's be a better people— Chris Conley (@_flight17_) October 10, 2016
Conley could not be reached for comment.