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Lance Briggs says women shouldn’t be in locker rooms

Right about now, the folks at 280 Park Avenue have to feel like the owners of 101 dalmatian puppies, who inevitably will be doing what puppies do all over the floor -- forcing the owners of the puppies to continuously look for the next pile to clean up.

The latest mess in the Ines Sainz affair has been created by Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, who would if he had his way disregard 33 years of legal precedent and eject females from the locker room.

I don’t think women should be in the locker room,” Bears linebacker Lance Briggs told “The locker room is the place where us guys, us football players, we dress, we shower, we’re naked, we’re walking around and we’re bombarded by media. A lot of times I’m asking the media to wait until I’m dressed.”

The problem is that women are entitled to equal access to the sports reporters’ workplace, and the sports reporters’ workplace includes the locker room. So unless and until the NFL or any other professional sports league decides to make players available only after they have showered and dressed and chased Uter with a wet towel, women will have every right to be in the locker room.

Look for Briggs to soon “clarify” his comments, after the league office points out to him that his remarks prove that he’s full of something other than chocolate. Or brains.