By Michael Donovan
According to Malcolm Jenkins, Donald Trump is having an effect on the Eagles’ locker room.
“I would say if it’s not 100, it’s probably 90 percent in this locker room,” Jenkins told Philly mag in response to the racial breakdown of Eagles’ support for Trump’s presidential candidacy.
A Bleacher Report story also reported that 20 of the 22 black players in the NFL polled support Hillary Clinton, while the other two plan to vote for Trump. In general, the Pro Bowl safety thought the piece’s detailing of a political divide in NFL locker rooms is true.
“It’s pretty accurate,” Jenkins said. “Donald Trump is a divisive name in a locker room. A lot of guys will talk politics, but usually not about Trump. Those might get a little heated depending on who you’re talking to. … There’s some hardcore Trump fans in this locker room… which is fine.”