Chris Culliver made homophobic comments on the Artie Lange show Tuesday. This is what Culliver said.
Q: Have any gay guys approached you?
CULLIVER: I don’t do the gay guys. I don’t do that.
Q: Are there any gay guys on the 49ers?
CULLIVER: We don’t got no gay people on the team. They’ve got to get up out of here if they do. Can’t be with that sweet stuff.
Q: Is that true?
Q: But they might be able to play well.
CULLIVER: Nah. Can’t be in the locker room…nah. You’ve got to come out ten years later after that.
Here is the 49ers’ response to Culliver’s comments: “The San Francisco 49ers reject the comments that were made yesterday, and have addressed the matter with Chris. There is no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. We have and always will proudly support the LGBT community.”
Update: The 49ers just released this statement from Culliver: “The derogatory comments I made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how I feel. It has taken me seeing them in print to realize that they are hurtful and ugly. Those discriminating feelings are truly not in my heart. Further, I apologize to those who I have hurt and offended, and I pledge to learn and grow from this experience.”