San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver spent all day Monday at the Los Angeles offices of the Trevor Project, an LGBT youth group, according to NBC Sports. Culliver made homophobic remarks prior to the Super Bowl, saying that he wouldn’t accept a gay teammate: “No, we don’t got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do.” He apologized shortly afterwards, and is now making a point to make amends with his trip to the Trevor Project.
The Trevor Project provides crisis and suicide intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
“He wants to use his profile as a professional athlete to help,” said Theodore Palmer, Culliver’s public relations representative. ”He wants to become a volunteer for the organization and become more active. He really learned a lot today.”
Culliver, 24, could assist with programs designed to help young people.
“Chris is a young guy himself,” spokeswoman Laura McGinnis said. “He reached out to the Trevor Project. And that’s a good thing.”