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Clinton Portis: Women in locker rooms are "gonna want somebody"

The story of Ines Sainz, the TV Azteca reporter who may have been mistreated at a Jets practice, has now drawn the attention of an NFL player who never hesitates to weigh in on controversial topics: Redskins running back Clinton Portis.

And although Portis didn’t seem to know much about the situation with Sainz and the Jets, he says there’s a larger issue than that. According to Portis, the big issue is having women in an NFL locker room at all.

“You know man, I think you put women reporters in the locker room in positions to see guys walking around naked, and you sit in the locker room with 53 guys, and all of the sudden you see a nice woman in the locker room, I think men are gonna tend to turn and look and want to say something to that woman,” Portis said in a radio interview today, per Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “For the woman, I think they make it so much that you can’t interact and you can’t be involved with athletes, you can’t talk to these guys, you can’t interact with these guys.”

Portis said he thinks a female reporter who has the access to see male football players naked is bound to get turned on.

“And I mean, you put a woman and you give her a choice of 53 athletes, somebody got to be appealing to her,” Portis said. “You know, somebody got to spark her interest, or she’s gonna want somebody. I don’t know what kind of woman won’t, if you get to go and look at 53 men’s packages. And you’re just sitting here, saying ‘Oh, none of this is attractive to me.’ I know you’re doing a job, but at the same time, the same way I’m gonna cut my eye if I see somebody worth talking to, I’m sure they do the same thing.”

It’s not clear from Portis’s comments whether he’s advocating banning women from NFL locker rooms, but the NFL has maintained for decades that female reporters get the same access as male reporters. That’s not going to change.

But Portis’s comments are, if nothing else, a demonstration of how one NFL player views having women in his locker room. There are no doubt plenty of other NFL players who have similar feelings, even if they’re more constrained in their expression of those feelings than Portis.

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76 Responses to “Clinton Portis: Women in locker rooms are "gonna want somebody"”
  1. benh999 says: Sep 14, 2010 2:08 PM

    Funny because Sanchez is probably the only man in the locker room not interested in her.

  2. dlmcc0909 says: Sep 14, 2010 2:09 PM

    Women should not be in the mens locker room, period. You dont want to be stared at or whistled at then that is the last place on Earth a woman should be. In this hyper sensitive world, where everyone gets offended at everything, the best idea would be to keep them out of the locker room.
    This goes especially for non talented reporters like this one who only have a job because of their looks and just want attention

  3. BernieMac says: Sep 14, 2010 2:10 PM

    That’s fine! just dont let any reporters in the locker room. None of them have any business in the locker room.

  4. BoltsFan says: Sep 14, 2010 2:11 PM

    This is such a bull-shit double standard. God yes, we better pander to the females and give them access to male locker rooms. But hell will freeze over before males are EVER given access to female locker rooms in women’s sports.

  5. nps6724 says: Sep 14, 2010 2:11 PM

    Would any network ever allow a male reporter to interview inside a women’s lockerrom after a game?

  6. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Sep 14, 2010 2:14 PM

    Hell, if you get Jeff Garcia, John Clayton or Tom Jackson in the locker room, you may have the same issue.

  7. juggernuts says: Sep 14, 2010 2:14 PM

    Easy solution. Ban all reporters from the locker room and have a media room where the players go after they are dressed. Then we don’t have to worry about seeing anymore Shiancock either.

  8. AbeFreshly says: Sep 14, 2010 2:15 PM

    Pro football players are good at (at least) 2 things.
    1) playing football
    2) procreating
    I suspect that the amount of time and energy they expend in the pursuit of winning the Super Bowl, & the pursuit of copulating are approximately rationed at 55/45.

  9. footballseason! says: Sep 14, 2010 2:15 PM

    I’ll be clear. I’m a woman. When they start letting men in the women’s locker room, I’d support the women being in the men’s.
    There has to be an area of privacy where people are naked. NO reporters should be allowed around naked athletes. Have a media room outside of the locker room and when the athletes get showered and dressed, they can come out and talk to the press.
    You could say the same thing about “sexual attraction” for anyone… what if a male reporter is gay? How do you screen that out if he is “in the closet”…
    We need to go back to having some sort of societal constraints!

  10. Old School says: Sep 14, 2010 2:16 PM

    I never understood this women in the locker room thing. I wouldn’t want a woman in any locker room I was using.
    With equality being all the PC rage, are men allowed in women’s locker rooms? If not; why not?
    My next issue with this whole episode is that even if the reporter is deressed like a slut or is a porn star, why does that make it necessary or OK for the players to act like gutter dregs?
    Seems to me we should back up and interview all players outside the locker room after they are fully dressed. What’s next, interviews in the bathroom or bedroom? Given some of the rules the NFL has on the field (see Detroit vs Chicago), I think they are incompetent to set interview parameters too.

  11. My Coke Can says: Sep 14, 2010 2:16 PM

    You had to actually hear it, very funny stuff. If you did not hear it, them keep your comments to yourself. This is the jets problem, CP was just commenting.

  12. Caldon says: Sep 14, 2010 2:17 PM

    In no way shape or form should anyone condone the conduct the Jets “allegedly” ummm, conducted in the locker room. They are professionals just like any other business and should be held to the same standards.
    However, at the same time, having female reporters in a locker room provides an inherent issue I think. Since reporters have to have equal access for both genders, the best move is to move interviews out of locker rooms.
    Lets face it, if a male reporter went into a locker room of naked or half naked female team, all hell would break lose. I don’t watch the WNBA so maybe someone can correct me but I highly doubt they have male reports walking around in there when the team is undressed/semi undressed.
    So why is it ok in the name of “fairness” for a female to go into a male locker room in said conditions.

  13. East Of Eden 6 says: Sep 14, 2010 2:17 PM

    Redskins 1-0
    Cowdung 0-1

  14. thelomasbrowns says: Sep 14, 2010 2:17 PM

    The 2010 version of ‘she was asking for it’. Disgusting.

  15. broncoMaineiac says: Sep 14, 2010 2:18 PM

    By his logic, gynecologists are just *naturally* gonna find some women sexy and thus they should be able to approach their patients with sexual advancements.
    THE U strikes again.

  16. Bobby Bushay says: Sep 14, 2010 2:19 PM

    Portis translation: Fine me, commish. Fine me for big dollars. Just… wow.

  17. Skol Favre says: Sep 14, 2010 2:19 PM

    man, tell it like it is Portis, nice. I agree!

  18. isonic1 says: Sep 14, 2010 2:20 PM

    I knew PFT would be all over this once I read it on the post. He’s a football player, not a rocket scientist. He plays a childs game, thinks and acts like one. It’s amazing as fans we read into everything these guys say and do.

  19. CoverWho? says: Sep 14, 2010 2:23 PM

    So where do I sign up to interview females in their locker room? You would have millions of men wanting to interview the womens beach volleyball team in their locker room….

  20. gyldenlove says: Sep 14, 2010 2:25 PM

    It is a good thing Portis thinks about looking at 53 packages… Keep on truckin’ Clinton!

  21. jcjets says: Sep 14, 2010 2:28 PM

    @dlmcc0909 wow, you’re an idiot. If women shouldn’t be in the locker room, then men shouldn’t either. Welcome to 2010.
    I don’t think the media should be in the locker room. Or they should be required to wait 45 minutes after the game and let the players shower and change, etc.

  22. Chiefs2010 says: Sep 14, 2010 2:28 PM

    this guy also defending Vick’s dogfighting, what do you expect?

  23. trippen says: Sep 14, 2010 2:30 PM

    why can’t male reporters be looking at nude women tennis players while they frolic in the shower?

  24. BobsCountryBunker says: Sep 14, 2010 2:30 PM

    “You know, somebody got to spark her interest, or she’s gonna want somebody. I don’t know what kind of woman won’t, if you get to go and look at 53 men’s packages.”
    “54 baby … come to poppa!”
    Wade Phillips

  25. NJ28 says: Sep 14, 2010 2:30 PM

    I have to say the idea that it is OK for women to be in the men’s locker room to get a friggen sports story is ridiculous! Are men sitting in the womans, softball, soccer, volley ball or WNBA locker rooms as they come out of the shower to get stories?? I doubt it, and nore should they be. With that said the morons who say woman who dress a certain way lose their rights to be treated with respect need a kick in the ass.

  26. buzzbissinger says: Sep 14, 2010 2:31 PM

    Wow, what a tragic insight to the collective intelects of the posters on PFT.

  27. KosherNostra says: Sep 14, 2010 2:32 PM

    Looks like Florio still listens to the Mike Wise Show! That is where this interview is from. Plus, Steinberg gave credit to the Mike Wise Show in his article, something Florio did not. Guess Florio was trying to hide the whole truth as well.
    What a douche!

  28. I didn't hear no bell. says: Sep 14, 2010 2:34 PM

    Double standard. Yawn.

  29. Michael David Smith says: Sep 14, 2010 2:39 PM

    KosherNostra — Florio didn’t write this. I did.

  30. Dewey Axewoond says: Sep 14, 2010 2:43 PM

    Some things are just obvious:
    Women should not be allowed in locker rooms.
    Clinton Portis should not be allowed to speak in public.
    Mike Florio should not be allowed to practice law.
    By the way, I see a new movie in the making here:
    “Ines Does D.C.” –an answer to “Debbie Does Dallas”.
    thelomasbrowns says:
    September 14, 2010 2:17 PM
    The 2010 version of ‘she was asking for it’. Disgusting.
    ________________________________
    Nobody was saying that, so spare us the Lifetime Movie Channel Weekend Feature morality, please.
    This is a MEN’S LOCKER ROOM.
    Now we expect “professionalism” in locker rooms of all places?
    Is there no sanctuary, no last bastion of raw, unadulterated tribal machismo, no place where testosterone can flow freely?
    (Besides Childress’s chin?)
    When men can’t act like, well, men, among fellow teammates in the privacy and sanctity of their own locker room, what’s next?
    I can’t burp and fart and swear and make fun of people’s mothers in the comfort and privacy of my own home?
    She was in THEIR domain–what did she expect? 53 Knights in Shining Armor to strew a path of rose petals in front of her, serenade her with Jewel songs, and chit chat with her about doilies and the latest episode of Oprah? Get real.
    Women want to be treated equally–equal access and all that–then quit yer bitchin’ when you actually get it.
    By the way, nothing in the U.S. Constitution guarantees people the right NOT to be offended.

  31. SAL MAGLUDA IS A DOLFAN says: Sep 14, 2010 2:45 PM

    Wait so Clinton has looked at 53 mens packages before? Kinda makes you wonder.

  32. Fast Richie says: Sep 14, 2010 2:46 PM

    There are two points that come from this entire episode:
    #1 – Female reporters have NO BUSINESS in a mens locker room. Make them and every other reporter wait outside for a specific period of time and then do interviews in a presribed area.
    #2 – Clinton Portis is a MORON.
    Not necessarily in that order …

  33. OranjelloJones says: Sep 14, 2010 2:48 PM

    # broncoMaineiac says: September 14, 2010 2:18 PM
    “By his logic, gynecologists are just *naturally* gonna find some women sexy and thus they should be able to approach their patients with sexual advancements.
    THE U strikes again.”
    LOL….great point. I love CP but it’s been quite obvious for many years now that he’s not the brightest bulb in the box. Hell of a football player but not exactly a Mensa award winner. I don’t understand why people are so surprised or outraged when a dumb, meat head jock says something you’d expect to hear from a dumb, meat head jock.
    I do think in his warped Janky Spany way of communicating with the media he’s trying to say women have no place in locker rooms and if so he’s right.
    1. There shouldn’t be ANYONE around athletes bathing and changing clothes no matter the age or gender. I still can’t believe to this day that such an outrageous thing is even allowed in a day and age that you can’t even look at someone too long without an accusation of sexual harassment.
    2. The double standard already noted about men in women’s locker rooms makes it even more absurd. It probably won’t change until someone sues the NFL. Where is the NFLPA on this, it seems like an issue they were designed (or should be) to combat? What is more fundamentally about player’s rights than their own physical privacy with their bodies?

  34. Tom "Horse Toofs" Jackson SUX!!!!! says: Sep 14, 2010 2:48 PM

    # EverybodyGotAIDS says: September 14, 2010 2:14 PM
    Hell, if you get Jeff Garcia, John Clayton or Tom Jackson in the locker room, you may have the same issue.
    ___________________________________
    Hahahahaha, now that is funny!

  35. JerryDignan says: Sep 14, 2010 2:51 PM

    # buzzbissinger says: September 14, 2010 2:31 PM
    Wow, what a tragic insight to the collective intelects of the posters on PFT.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    “Into” and “intellects.” And since you posted this, I have to agree.

  36. superb owl says: Sep 14, 2010 2:51 PM

    it’s clear portis thinks he is that “somebody”, too.
    wnba? not the best example of a female locker room where a lecherous male reporter could make hay. try another women’s sport…

  37. OranjelloJones says: Sep 14, 2010 2:52 PM

    MDS…yea that little thing right after the Headline with your name and time stamp wasn’t clear enough for the genius. Maybe you need to put up a .gif file of a Siren like they do at drudge whenever one of you not named Florio posts something. Sheesh.
    NEWSFLASH PFT world: other writers work at this joint!

  38. theroc5156 says: Sep 14, 2010 2:53 PM

    The only reason why there are any women involved in professional football is because of their looks. Seriously, I hate it. It’s not sexism if it favors women though, right?

  39. JerryDignan says: Sep 14, 2010 2:59 PM

    # SAL MAGLUDA IS A DOLFAN says: September 14, 2010 2:45 PM
    Wait so Clinton has looked at 53 mens packages before? Kinda makes you wonder.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    And don’t forget, 20 of those packages are attached to offensive or defensive linemen.
    So he had to physically lift their guts up to peek.

  40. Nebster21 says: Sep 14, 2010 3:00 PM

    Kosher Nostra
    Written in this article.
    Portis said in a radio interview today, per Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post
    I cannot believe I am backing up MDS#i*

  41. Mark0226 says: Sep 14, 2010 3:02 PM

    No reporters or cameras should be in the locker room while guys are showering or undressing. It doesn’t matter if they are male or female.

  42. antalicus says: Sep 14, 2010 3:02 PM

    Do they even let women reporters in women’s locker rooms?
    I never turn on the TV and see a female athlete in a towel… Maybe this is why women sports are so under appreciated.

  43. Pookphi says: Sep 14, 2010 3:04 PM

    Agreed: no reporters in any locker room. Media room interviews only, or on the sidelines, etc.
    FWIW, there are male coaches in the WNBA. How do they approach their own access to the athletes’ locker room?

  44. Marty says: Sep 14, 2010 3:08 PM

    There’s no reason for a reporter to be in a locker room, anyway. Athletes almost never say anything worth reading or hearing. Their agents teach them how to give inoffensive non-answers to questions. Just ban the reporters from the locker room and all this controversy goes away.

  45. Qoojo says: Sep 14, 2010 3:12 PM

    I think any reporter that wants to be around naked male athletes in the locker room deserve any abuse dished out. Keep them out is my opinion.

  46. wiredzen says: Sep 14, 2010 3:13 PM

    Some of you are complete numbskulls. Are men allowed in women’s locker rooms? Um, duh. How many coaches in women’s sports are men? (Arguably due to sexism, as well). Ever heard of a guy named Geno at UConn? Do you think he sits and ogles his team? What an asinine thing to say, Portis. So all doctors are walking horn dogs because they see people naked. All massage therapists have to stand back from the table because they have raging hardons. Airport scanners, artists, x-ray techs, locker room attendants, coaches. Any job in which you are confronted with nudity equals surging hormones and sexual contact.
    Where does this stop? Perhaps any girl in a swimsuit at the beach is fair game because, hey, she is almost nude. Do you get overwhelmed when you watch the Olympic swim team? A girl in tight running pants and a tank top preparing for a marathon is really just trying to turn you on, right? What a bunch of misogynist crap. I cannot help but wonder about the age of many of these commenters – 15 going on 16? Ines your first fantasy? Get a life.

  47. JoeFlaccosUniBrow says: Sep 14, 2010 3:13 PM

    All this talk about men reporters being in a woman’s locker room after a game is dumb. In the WNBA, how many ACTUALLY want a MAN? Very few. Get over it.
    Athletes can’t be held to a different standard in any facet of life. If I did the same crap the Jets did in my office, I would be out on the street quicker then Rex at the Chinese Buffet.
    Restraint and decorum IS a learn-able trait.

  48. BobsCountryBunker says: Sep 14, 2010 3:14 PM

    @buzzbissinger
    Yeah … but at least we can spell “intellect”

  49. Dolfan34 says: Sep 14, 2010 3:24 PM

    It’s crazy that women reporters are allowed in a men’s locker room. Would men reporters be allowed entry into a women’s locker room? I think not. Why the double standard?

  50. Mrsteve says: Sep 14, 2010 3:29 PM

    when is Portis just going to admit he is a closet queen

  51. Ken1313 says: Sep 14, 2010 3:29 PM

    Simple…reverse the situation…send male reporters into women’s locker rooms with naked women showering and walking around…….do you think the women would want the men in there? No one wants to discriminate against women….women deserve the opportunity to do whatever they want……but this will always be an issue and a potential pitfall……it’s just human nature…..

  52. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Sep 14, 2010 3:31 PM

    This particular “reporter” has a nice schtick going on. She uses her looks to get noticed. Probably would not get far in the world of journalism without it. Note how seriously she takes profession by her manner of dress.
    With that said, the guys did act like jackasses but come on…

  53. The Black Cat says: Sep 14, 2010 3:31 PM

    Dear Clinton: you may be enjoying your new low profile, but not as much as us!

  54. gurnblanston says: Sep 14, 2010 3:32 PM

    Talk, talk, talk. Clinton Portis is gonna be a monster in the Shanny offense and he’s the best 3rd down back in football – the single most devastating blocker in a backfield – just ask Keith Brooking when he takes a breath from complaining about how other teams keep rudely scoring more points than the Cowgirls! Hail!

  55. videogamegod says: Sep 14, 2010 3:32 PM

    The NFLPA needs to get a set and protect the players. The locker room should be off limits except if your a player or personnel.
    Women in the locker room or flying around is total in appropriate. Its not about going back limiting women’s rights but it almost your asking for it.
    I would like to be the first guy who looks hot and gets to go in WNBA locker room and complains about discrimination. Nothing about or against women… but until the world makes a public universal dressing rooms… the opposite sex should be banned. And the same sex should be off limits as well.
    I think the world forgets these are grown men…
    The NFLPA and Mr. Goodell just need to ban both sexes from the locker room.

  56. Deb says: Sep 14, 2010 3:34 PM

    Portis’s comments are hysterical, but only women would really understand why LOL
    Give Inez a break. She DID NOT file the complaint. She tweeted that she was waiting for Sanchez and felt embarrassed to be in there. Another woman journalist filed the complaint for her. Inez thought the women overreacted, but said now that it’s done, she’ll let the NFL decide if the players acted inappropriately. She has reported on athletes around the world and never had this problem before.
    I believe reporters are allowed only limited locker-room access. When female reporters were included, players were told to wait until they were gone before disrobing. A better solution would be to bar ALL reporters from the locker room and set up a media room for interviews.

  57. bigstorm says: Sep 14, 2010 3:37 PM

    Wow…
    Can you imagine that not only does this thing pop into his head but he has no disconnect to actually keep it from coming out of his mouth?
    You can’t keep it limp to see a woman in the dressing room?
    Portis confirms my thoughts about him.

  58. E.F.Cuttin says: Sep 14, 2010 3:39 PM

    This is stupid,and the people saying women reporters should be allowed in lockerrooms because they have male WNBA coaches and male gynos are definitely the the cream of the crop of morons… There is no reason whatsoever a woman,cute,ugly,whatever,should be in a room full of JOCKS ans assume because they make a ton of money it translates into decorum…the question asked was ARE MEN ALLOWED IN FEMALE LOCKERROOMS and WHY AREN’T FEMALE ATHLETES SHOWN IN TOWELS,etc??? And the lack of answers serve as answer enough 4 me!!!!
    NO REPORTERS IN LOCKERROOMS!!!!

  59. skinny pigeon says: Sep 14, 2010 3:41 PM

    Suzy Kolber never had issues in the locker room.

  60. dietrich43 says: Sep 14, 2010 3:42 PM

    Just get all the reporters out of the locker room and be done with it.

  61. Jag4Life says: Sep 14, 2010 3:46 PM

    I wouldn’t worry about women in the locker room, I would worry about John Clayton….hmmmmmmmm

  62. praveen says: Sep 14, 2010 3:51 PM

    Should TOm Brady complain that he was sexually harassed by Inez when she proposed to him and flirted with him in a sexy outfit at one of the SB press meets?
    Give me a break. If a hot woman wears provocative tight clothes historically, and then tones it down, but still wears something that shows off her ass, she is open game for comments as long as players do not touch her.

  63. yahoo.com says: Sep 14, 2010 4:04 PM

    All this talk about women in mens locker rooms brings up a question of gender equality. If thr press put a man in a womens locker room right after the game what would happen. I mean, would you like to see Bob Costas interveiw a half dressed Anna Kournakova after a match at Wimbledon? Put the shoe on the other foot and see how it fits. Do you think female athletes would be comfortable in that situation?
    I am in no way condoning what alledgely happened in the Jets locker room, but if feel like the press, teams, and league should use better judgement in situations regaurding different genders in locker rooms. Would you send your wife or mother into a locker room filled with half dressed men? Not likely. Do you think your wife mother would feel comfortable interview a woman in her underwear? Probabay not.
    Bottom line everyone (players included) needs to use better judgement.

  64. Dewey Axewoond says: Sep 14, 2010 4:08 PM

    wiredzen says:
    September 14, 2010 3:13 PM
    Some of you are complete numbskulls. Are men allowed in women’s locker rooms? Um, duh. How many coaches in women’s sports are men? (Arguably due to sexism, as well). Ever heard of a guy named Geno at UConn? Do you think he sits and ogles his team? What an asinine thing to say, Portis. So all doctors are walking horn dogs because they see people naked. All massage therapists have to stand back from the table because they have raging hardons. Airport scanners, artists, x-ray techs, locker room attendants, coaches. Any job in which you are confronted with nudity equals surging hormones and sexual contact.
    Where does this stop? Perhaps any girl in a swimsuit at the beach is fair game because, hey, she is almost nude. Do you get overwhelmed when you watch the Olympic swim team? A girl in tight running pants and a tank top preparing for a marathon is really just trying to turn you on, right? What a bunch of misogynist crap. I cannot help but wonder about the age of many of these commenters – 15 going on 16? Ines your first fantasy? Get a life.
    _______________________________
    wiredzen, I bet you’re HOT.
    (Deb, on the other hand, probably looks like a cross between K.D. Lang and Romeo Crennel).
    Of course, looks don’t matter–it’s the snark that counts.

  65. Deb says: Sep 14, 2010 4:08 PM

    @Jag4Life …
    Hey there … congrats on your win Sunday!

  66. Gray Eagle says: Sep 14, 2010 4:10 PM

    Having been a jock in high school, college and the military, I certainly wouldn’t want women to even enter the locker room, much less apparently to have free reign to go where they pleased. And that goes for male reporters, also.
    If you win, you want to be able to celebrate without worrying about obvious distractions. The reporters saw you win – - and they ought to be able to wait until you get a shower and get dressed. Whatinthehell gives reporters the right to expect Instant Gratification?
    If you lose, you just don’t want anyone around you except for your team mates – - and that includes reporters of any stripe or sex.
    Yes, reporters can make or break an athlete or a team, but they also are bottom feeders, and if you weren’t there and didn’t have a game you either won or lost, they wouldn’t have a story to print. The sword cuts both ways.

  67. Gautam says: Sep 14, 2010 4:21 PM

    ok one question for you journos… are guys allowed access to female locker-rooms ?

  68. Deb says: Sep 14, 2010 5:34 PM

    Dewey Axewoond …
    I love football and enjoy commenting on a football blog. It doesn’t make me any less a woman.
    It’s a mystery why a little boy I don’t know has decided to question my sexuality on every thread this afternoon. But since are the one obsessing over penises, k.d. lang, and Romeo Crennel, I’d say YOU are the one with the bizarre sexual fetishes and the need to rip up the one woman on the board to try and feel like more of a man than you obviously are.

  69. NoRingForYou says: Sep 14, 2010 6:03 PM

    LOL

  70. Laura D says: Sep 14, 2010 6:27 PM

    1) Women reporters have just as much right to try to make a living as men. Men’s sports are the high-revenue sports, not women’s. I doubt there are a lot of male reporters fighting to get the Los Angeles Sparks gig, as opposed to the Los Angeles Lakers. It is what it is, and that means that women reporters will be in lockerrooms of men’s sports teams.
    2) Nobody (and I mean NOBODY) should be allowed access to an athlete who is in the process of dressing. This is not a male/female issue, this is a propriety issue. Stop letting reporters into the area where the players are taking off their clothes, showering, and getting dressed, PERIOD.
    3) Clinton Portis said nothing that wasn’t absolutely accurate. Doesn’t mean he shouldn’t have kept it to himself, but I hope he doesn’t get crucified for making accurate statements about what women do and don’t find attractive.
    4) This whole thing is a side issue, and does not address the real issue head on.

  71. The Wolverine says: Sep 14, 2010 9:09 PM

    Women want to be men!!! They might as well have a penis. Many of them dont believe in traditional roles. Just me me me!! We all know they shouldnt be in a mens locker room where naked and half nude abound. Its wrong and its the truth…..What Portis said. We know what women want!!!!! They cant hide bedhind a constitutional right. Broads stay out…. Men only.

  72. SouthernMuse says: Sep 14, 2010 9:39 PM

    People never cease to amaze with their levels of stupidity. Newsflash for those of you too stupid to do just the teeniest bit of research: men ARE allowed into female locker rooms. The WNBA does this just fine, by allowing reporters in for 20 minutes or so after a game, where they can ask all sorts of banal questions of the (fully clothed) players, then everyone is taken out so the players can shower, get dressed, and go home. There are sensible ways to handle this instead of immediately going to the knee-jerk “women shouldn’t be allowed in at all” (hello, discrimination), or “women shouldn’t be allowed in until men are” nonsense. Or, just do what other sports do for both men AND women, and let the players get showered and dressed and talk to them afterward in another location. It isn’t rocket science, except possibly to those dropped on their heads once too often.

  73. rickvaldez says: Sep 14, 2010 10:42 PM

    Only people that have a problem with all of this are the tree hugging fairies.

  74. smithopher says: Sep 15, 2010 2:34 AM

    she was DEFINITELY asking for it, have you seen her? she’s probably laughing about this whole thing cause she went home with one of them and rode him for a couple hours. the fact that this is even being discussed is crazy to me. if it can become an issue, it shouldn’t be allowed to happen. should’ve kept her in the kitchen in the first place.

  75. FaulkAnA says: Sep 15, 2010 7:04 AM

    Portis has just enough brain cells to almost form words. Not one extra.
    His interviews are always priceless.
    I’m not just saying this to be mean, but how can someone be that stupid?
    He really seems to like thinking about all of the packages, and how they are a turn-on. I think another adjective has just been added to his file besides, “brain-dead.”
    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  76. KosherNostra says: Sep 15, 2010 1:44 PM

    Well, MDS, I apologize. I should have called you the douche. Thank you for correcting me. Hope you are not mad I did not properly give you the credit you deserved.
    Now, please, go write that article full of conjecture and wild speculation and absent of facts.

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