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Bucs' Demar Dotson happy to see Trump victory

"I was glad to see (Donald) Trump win it,'' Bucs tackle Demar Dotson said.

DIRK SHADD | Times (2014)

"I was glad to see (Donald) Trump win it,'' Bucs tackle Demar Dotson said.



Bucs T Demar Dotson said he stayed up until 1 a.m. Wednesday watching the Presidential election returns until, after doing some quick addition of electoral votes, realized his candidate had won.

"I stayed up until 1 o’clock in the morning, man, pulling for (Donald) Trump," Dotson said. "But after 1, after I did my little calculation, I said, 'Trump got it.’ I was waiting until 1 but I was getting too sleepy and had to go to sleep by I was glad to see Trump win it."

Was he surprised that Trump will become the 45th President of the United States?

"I was a little surprised by the domination, but I wasn’t surprised Trump won," Dotson said. "Even though a lot of teammates are mad at me because I was pulling for Trump."

Bucs receiver Adam Humphries called it a "heavyweight battle" between Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

"It was just crazy to watch," said Humphries, who said he watched the election returns until 11 p.m. Tuesday. "Yeah, I mean, obviously the media portrayed that Hillary Clinton would probably come out with the win so to see Trump come out and get that win, it was a surprise a little bit. But we’ll see what he can do."

Humphries said he was aware Dotson was a Trump supporter.

"Yeah, I’ve heard him in the locker room saying some things," Humphries said. "But you know, everyone has their positions and that’s just how it is."

Bucs quartrerback Jameis Winston said his focus Tuesday night wasn’t on politics.

"I went to sleep, man," Winston said. "We’ve got to win this game. We can deal with that every four years."

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 2:23pm]


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