Jan 12, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (left) makes a catch against San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver (29) during the first quarter of the NFC divisional round playoff game at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

49ers: Cornerback Chris Culliver Makes Anti-Gay Remarks

As the interviews continue to surface during media day, so does the news. With San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver on the hot seat, he was asked a very intriguing question regarding the acceptance of gay players by Artie Lang, his response:

I don’t do the gay guys. I don’t do that. We don’t have any gay guys on the team. They gotta get up outta here if they do. Can’t be with that sweet stuff.

If a player on the 49ers current roster was indeed homosexual, Culliver suggested he keep it to himself.

Yeah, come out 10 years later after that.

I know Cully on a personal level, and I don’t think he would do anything to purposely offend a certain group. It’s unfortunate that he received backlash for his honesty, however many NFL players feel the same way, they just choose to dodge the question with the vanilla response, “no comment.”

Whether you’re for or against gay rights, this can’t be good for the 49ers heading into the Super Bowl.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/dpwichman David Wichman

    Excuse me but exactly how are his words …. HIS EXACT words being

    “miss-portrayed ” Oh wait I see you changed it to “misinterpreted “??? I am just standing by waiting for you to make it ok to publicly spew anti gay remarks. This player represents a multi million dollar franchise that is a leader in the fight against discrimination of any kind. He needs to apologize and be held accountable for his ignorance. Shame on you for defending him. You realize kids kill themselves every day becuase of people saying it is ok to be a bigot ??RIGHT ?? right ?? clearly he made an honest statement of his truth and decided to share it with the world. very sad indeed especially your clearly biased post

    • Ryan Sakamoto

      Thank you for your feedback David. In no way do I support anti-gay remarks, so I apologize if I offended you in any way. Simply put, Culliver was asked a question and he answered, honestly. Many NFL players feel the same way they just tend to dodge the question. What exactly does he need to apologize for? He was asked a question and answered honestly. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and Culliver voiced his. Now, could he have been a little more sensitive to the situation. Absolutely. Although you may think this article is biased, I can assure you it’s not, as I’m all for gay-equality. I was just giving my insight on Culliver as the person under the helmet.

      • http://www.facebook.com/supremebeingofleisure Pedro Cervantes

        He responded with honest hate! He sounds very uneducated and you knowing him personally does not make what he said any better! Seriously, he should be fined and not allowed to play.

        • Ryan Sakamoto

          Thank you for your feedback Pedro.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dpwichman David Wichman

        Ryan I am certain you mean well your delivery leaves much to be desired. Let me explain. You cant say you are all for equality while at the same time supporting the bigotry and bias of others. If anyone else would have said these things about asains blacks disabled people it would be curtains for him. He is a role model. 2nd if you have to ask

        “What exactly does he need to apologize for?”

        your words not mine , then you have missed the boat on the equality front completely. He already released a very canned apology that was written by another person in an effort for damage control …….just as you have re-written your post about 3 times. Everyone struggles to navigate the issue around gay rights becuase so many people have an “Honest Opinion” about it.

        Being gay is not by any means a bad thing an illness or something to be ashamed of. Every time someone says it is his/her right to have an opinion about it takes away another persons right to be who they are.

        I would love for anyone to go to work each day stand around and use the N word or any slur related to gays and see how long they will keep their job. The point is if you work for a company that is against discrimination you have made a contract with them to uphold their ideas and policy’s & have given up your right to discriminate and have a opinion that effects the teams message and moral.

        Again I say I know you mean well but your post is clearly on shaky ground. it is most defiantly biased in every way. I used to think I wasn’t homophobic I admit I am on many levels. It is learned behavior it takes a long time to unlearn it.
        Don’t get me wrong I am not saying “you are homophobic” I am giving an example on poor insight & rationalization .

        I agree the entire situation is sad and unfortunate and a huge distraction but it can not be swept under the carpet any longer.

        In the words of a great man that would never allow anyone to say “you are not welcome here” I leave you with this. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

        Thanks for reading and understanding my view point.

        signed Another big fan just like you