NFL Players Weigh In On Presidential Election

Jeff Hanisch, USA TODAY Sports
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We all know what Donald Trump thinks locker-room talk is. Turns out the election is itself the talk of some NFL locker rooms.

Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware says he and his teammates discuss politics almost every day. He calls the 2016 race “the most dramatic” he can remember. His election advice: “Think about your morals, what you really believe in, if you’re a Republican or a Democrat.”

USA TODAY Sports talked to 35 players from seven NFL teams and found 14 players who said they plan to vote for Hillary Clinton and three who said they plan to vote for Trump. The rest said they are undecided or unwilling to say how they’ll vote. The sample size is small, but the opinions often acerbically expressed.

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams is undecided — and unhappy. “How many people are in our country, 320 million or something like that?” he said. “And these are the two we’ve come up with? For me it might be a game-time decision.”


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