Posted January 31, 2013

Niners’ Chris Culliver apologizes for homophobic remarks

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49ers Chris Culliver apologized for comments he made regarding potential gay teammates. (Jerome Davis/Icon SMI)

49ers’ Chris Culliver apologized for comments he made regarding potential gay teammates. (Jerome Davis/Icon SMI)

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver apologized Wednesday for comments he made regarding not wanting to have a homosexual teammate in the locker room.

SI.com’s Jim Trotter tweeted out Culliver’s apology.

“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,” Culliver said in a statement.

Culliver was asked in a radio interview how he felt about having a gay teammate. The team later rejected those comments saying the organization is “no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. We have and always will proudly support the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community.”

“I don’t do the gay guys man, I don’t do that. Nah, we ain’t got no gay people on the team. They gotta get up outta here if they do. Can’t be with that sweet stuff. Nah, can’t be in the locker room,” Culliver said.


67 comments
JoeyBagadoughnutz
JoeyBagadoughnutz

ups just dropped off a package, it is a six pack of vaseline and a spatula

JoeyBagadoughnutz
JoeyBagadoughnutz

deer, can you hand me the buck scent please, i have a bike race next week ,

 

at the le tour de soy sauce in san fran

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

I think most of us could  have predicted this exact apology after his ignorant comments were made made public yesterday. He may not be at all sincere in the apology, but it's important that it's clear hateful comments aren't permissible in public discourse.  He embarrassed himself and his team. And maybe, just maybe, he'll think twice about idiotic remarks in the future.

JessieNuman
JessieNuman

I hope to see Chris Culliver laid out on a special teams play early in the game.  Dont need no idiots on the field or in the locker room after the SB.

JessieNuman
JessieNuman

I hear the odds in Vegas right now are 2:1 that Culliver will be cut before next pre-season starts.

JessieNuman
JessieNuman

Face it, Chris Culliver is just some dumb ni**er that would be soapin cars at the carwash if he couldn't cover a receiver.  Don't need no dumb n**ers on a football team....imagine that!!!!  If football secretly didn't want any N***ers on football teams.  Every team would only have QB's and kickers....but media day would have a lot more cerebral conversations.

sbhattathiry
sbhattathiry

Dont fix ur lips like collagen and say somethin u gonna end up apologin........

Getem
Getem

has any realized this fool plays in SAN FRAN.... The home of openness.  

donald5
donald5

I amazingly had an epiphany and a complete evolution on my thoughts and feelings regarding homosexuality over the past 12 or so hours.  I know it is unbelievable but the person I am today is a complete different person now than I was yesterday.  I apologize greatly for the disgusting person I was.  Thank you .

 

And as he walks off the podium he is heard asking his agent “that epiphany word don’t mean I’m gay right?”

ufnovagator
ufnovagator

This has nothing to do with political correctness..It is about $$...If you insult a particular group of PAYING customers, then they will stop attending games, buying jerseys, ect...That is why someone in the organization wrote the apology since Mr. Culliver has a problem with double negatives...

jbam
jbam

We need to get over the same sex and opposite sex attraction bigotry.  Just because a man or woman is sexually attracted to men or women or both, it seems bigoted that he or she shouldn't be allowed to be in the same locker room or rest room.   I've been to uni-sex restrooms in Holland, men and women sharing freely.  I'd love to be able to go to women's locker rooms - but I think women are heterophobes, or male ophobes...

dt
dt

I hope the Niners sign William and Randall Gay and put them on either side of Culliver's locker.  Just so when he sits down he looks right and sees "GAY" and when he looks left he sees "GAY".

JamesWorthy
JamesWorthy

Meanwhile SI glorifying a murderer and trying to minimize those who bring up Atlanta. The corruption of the main stream media is astounding, brazen and shameless. You can be a black fb hero implicated in a murder whos found religion and be exalted. You can even be a homophobe and you can instantly be resurrected by a patently obvious publicists statement. The unforgiveable sin would be to be a white anything of the above, especially the religion. And if you were identified as a conservative, well no publicist or even ethnicity can save you from that kiss of death.

JamesWorthy
JamesWorthy

Hahaha, yeah right 'in his head but not his heart', no publicist here. He got the meassage alright, the message is that nobody has the guts to stand up the liberal media and faggots. Stick up for most normal people and stick to your own guns dude, nothng wrong with what you said.

sfsom
sfsom

49er fan here. Chris Culliver did not write this.

JasonMacBride
JasonMacBride

For the bazillionth time in history, and employer told a person they are writing a paycheck to that he will not offend people who spend money on the employers product. Culliver, who isn't as stupid as he sounded in the interview, got the message loud and clear. 

RomarioDelLago
RomarioDelLago

He should have stuck to his guns.  Furthermore there's nothing unnatural about following his beliefs about how the sexual biology of the human race quite clearly appears to work.  Gotta love the Liberals, they've cleverly made it so that now there's something wrong with YOU, if you don't agree with homosexuality.  YOU must have the problem, not the people who are obviously not using their anatomy they way it blatantly works.  Nice one, well played Liberal wackos!  Well played!

Getem
Getem

 @JessieNuman WOW.... the N word with * doesn't make any better guy... Get it together 2013... Why can we all just get along?  hahahahah 

 

Getem
Getem

it's publicity that they can't "afford" to have/  

Mel
Mel

 @JamesWorthy Even the D.A.'s said Lewis was there, but did NOT murder anyone. But hey, why bother with facts when you are personally attacking someone....

matt37
matt37

 @JamesWorthy There will be when his game slips, just a touch, and he turns out to be more trouble than he's worth.  As it is now, he's a backup CB-I hope his ass gets cut.  Bigot.

tudor1558
tudor1558

@JasonMacBride The apology is written in standard English, a language Mr. Culliver apparently doesn't speak.

Mel
Mel

 @RomarioDelLago No there is nothing wrong with you for not agreeing with it. There is something wrong however with you pointing to someone whom you've never met and telling them that their way of life is wrong. Quit feeling that your religion entitles you to tell others how to live. If folks like yourself would simply live your life and let gays live their lives in peace, the liberal media (which I despise), would have NOTHING to cover. No one made you the morality police.

RomarioDelLago
RomarioDelLago

That being said, there's no reason to be mean or spiteful towards a gay individual.  I say it's up to them if they want to follow that life-style BUT I have every right to condemn that life-style for what it is, too. 

JamesWorthy
JamesWorthy

@matt37 umm bigot ? Yeah I think its unnatural for a man to desire to force his penis in another mans hairy ass vs jessica beal

sagasha
sagasha

 @RomarioDelLago Condemn that lifestyle for what it is? And just exactly what is IT? Please enlighten the masses since you have it all down pat. I mean, it's obvious to homosexual men that their unit was made to fit in another man's behind and or mouth and who are you to say different? How in the hell do you know that "... the people who are obviously not using their anatomy the way it blatantly works." is a true statement? Were you around for the creation of man or are you just quoting the Bible? If so, which version are we speaking of? Liberals? HAR! You gotta blame someone when you have all the answers.

 

James98
James98

 @mkonyak  @Iowa You have taken something completely out of context and distorted the purpose of it's writing.  There is absolutely no reference to the purpose of sex.  Also, sex is only insinuated.  I don't think anyone will dispute the point about pleasure.  However, Genesis:18,10-13 is an example of a more proper sexual relationship.

mkonyak
mkonyak

 @Iowa  The Bible does not say that sex is solely for creating children. It also recognizes its pleasures. Deut. 20:7 "And what man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her? let him go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man take her." Deut. 21:13 "...and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife. And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go whither she will;"

mkonyak
mkonyak

 @Iowa  The Bible does not say that sex is solely for creation. It also recognizes its pleasures. Deut. 20:7 "And what man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her? let him go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man take her." Deut. 21:13 "...and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife. And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go whither she will;"

Mel
Mel

 @JamesWorthy  It's good to know that the only time you've ever had sex is when you were hoping to procreate. Obviously you get no enjoyment out of it. Hopefully you never are successful though. The last thing the world needs is for you bringing another bigot into the world.

JasonMacBride
JasonMacBride

 @Iowa  @JamesWorthy Sorry, bible is not my sex manual. It's a book with some religious significance to a minority of people on earth. Feel free to believe whatever you want but the rest of us have no use for your superstitions.

matt37
matt37

 @Iowa  @JasonMacBride  @JamesWorthy Man, your sex life sounds boring if it's only to procreate.  As it stands here, I don't care about the bible and I won't even go there other than to say if God created everything and is all knowing, he must be ok with homosexuality.  People are gay.  Not only that, there are literally HUNDREDS of species in the animal kingdom that practice homosexuality.In the meantime, James, you don't seem too tolerant when you say "nobody has the guts to stand up to the liberal media and faggots."  So yeah, I'll stick with the "bigot" label for you.

JamesWorthy
JamesWorthy

@matt37 not for me to agree or disagree but its not normal and its not natural and dont try to pretend it is but it doesnt make me a 'bigot'. Thats only thing I disagree with cause its not accurate and its not right. Otherwise live and let live, thats where most people stamd

JamesWorthy
JamesWorthy

@JasonMacBride umm yeah right...completely natural ? Im no obstetrician but last same sex anal birth........

JamesWorthy
JamesWorthy

@matt37 who said anything about hate ? dont hate homosexuals, do hate the corrupt agenda, double standards and propoganda of the mainstream media. Otherwise none of my biz what other peole do privately as long as its not being thrown in my face or the face of children. Thats a fact and thats the way most people feel regardless of the media

JasonMacBride
JasonMacBride

 @JamesWorthy  It is far from unnatural. It is much more rare than heterosexual intercourse but it is completely natural. 

matt37
matt37

 @JamesWorthy  @matt37 You can think whatever you want-that's the beauty of America.  But hating a group of people that are doing nothing to hurt you, just because you don't agree with their lifestyle.....yeah, you're a bigot.He's a big boy-he can say whatever he wants.  I hope he's a big enough boy to take whatever consequences come his way, now or in the future.

matt37
matt37

 @Iowa  @sagasha  @RomarioDelLago You mean the same way every single civilization for years believed in slavery and treating women as second class citizens?  It's called progress.  And funny, Iowa is one of the few states that allows and recognizes gays to marry.And what of the straight couples that don't want kids?  Are they less equal or worthy?  The planet has almost 7 BILLION people-we're in no danger of going anywhere because less than 10% of folks are gay.

Iowa
Iowa

 @sagasha  @RomarioDelLago Condemn it for what every single civilization for years has acknowledged it as: WRONG. As soon as you can prove we can still procreate this planet naturally (not through petri dishes) with every couple being of the same gender, then you can go off on another snarky lecture.

 

matt37
matt37

 @sagasha  @RomarioDelLago No, there's something clearly wrong with you if you think it's ok to take to a public forum and slander a whole group of people.  Which is ironic, considering what was said about his parents and grandparents just a couple generations ago.