49ers Chris Culliver Spent Day Working With Gay And Lesbian Group In L.A.

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San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver got himself into some water during Super Bowl media day, when he made comments suggesting that he wouldn’t stand for a gay teammate in his lockerroom.

“I don’t do the gay guys man,” Culliver said. “I don’t do that. No, we don’t got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do.

“Can’t be with that sweet stuff. Nah … can’t be … in the locker room man. Nah.”

Culliver apologized, was giving sensitivity training and even said he would work with gay and lesbian groups so he could gain knowledge into their plight.

Culliver made good on that promise recently, as the Sacramento Bee is reporting that Culliver spent time with the Trevor Project, a youth LGBT group located in L.A.

Culliver spent the day at the Los Angeles office of The Trevor Project, which provides crisis and suicide intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youths. Culliver’s public relations representative, Theodore Palmer, said that Culliver, 24, met Sunday with the group’s executive director. He also paid to have the organization’s national education trainer fly in from New York for Monday’s session.

“He wants to use his profile as a professional athlete to help,” Palmer said. “He wants to become a volunteer for the organization and become more active. He really learned a lot today.”

Trevor Project spokeswoman Laura McGinnis said that if Culliver was sincere about  becoming a volunteer, he could become a crisis intervention volunteer or work with programs directed at young people, ages 13-24.

McGinnis said there was no reason to suspect that Culliver wasn’t sincere in his desire to understand and help at-risk youth.

“Chris is a young guy himself,” she said. “He reached out to The Trevor Project. And that’s a good thing.”

Kudos to Chris Culliver.

Seahawks P Jon Ryan Wants NFL To Suspend Chris Culliver

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49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has apologized for his comments in regards to having a gay teammate. Culliver stated that “those were thoughts in his head, not how he really feels.”

The 49ers have denounced those comments, and other have as well.  Jon Ryan, the punter for the Seattle Seahawks doesn’t think it’s enough, and tweeted out his feelings on the matter, saying the league should suspend Culliver.

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I don’t think a suspension can happen and definitely not for using your right to speak freely. Was Culliver wrong, definitely, but it was within his right.

Terrell Suggs Says Ravens Would Welcome A Gay Teammate

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Yesterday 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver slid some of the Super Bowl Attention away from Ray Lewis when he suggested that he couldn’t handle a gay teammate.  In Culliver’s words, “I don’t do gays.”

The Ravens who have a civil rights activist on their roster in Brendon Ayanbadejo don’t feel the same, and as star linebacker Terrell Suggs suggested, the Ravens would welcome a gay teammate per Pro Football Talk.

“We wouldn’t have a problem with it,” Suggs said. “We don’t care. Our biggest thing in the locker room is to just have fun and stay loose. We don’t really care too much about that. We’re a football team. I said it yesterday; everybody deserves a certain amount of privacy. Who cares? Whatever a person’s choice is, it’s their choice.

Suggs hinted that the Ravens locker room welcomes those who choose to be themselves.

“On this team, with so many different personalities, we just accept people for who they are and we don’t really care too much about a player’s sexuality,” Suggs said. “To each their own. You know who you are, and we accept you for it.”

Kudos T Sizzle.

Chris Culliver Says Anti-Gay Remarks Were Thoughts In His Head Not How He Feels

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We all knew that it was a matter of time before Culliver would have to respond to questions about his anti-gay remarks.

“The derogatory comments I made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how I feel,” Culliver said.

“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.”

If that made you scratch your head join…the club.

49ers CB Chris Culliver On Having A Gay Teammate: I Don’t Do Gays Man

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Super Bowl week just heightened a bit, but not the way you’d expect.  Some bulletin board material was spoken by a 49ers players, but none that will motivate the Ravens.  Now you might hear some civil rights groups get riled up.

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was being interviewed by comedian Artie Lange on Tuesday during media day.

Lange who kinda set the second year cornerback up, asked Culliver about the prospects of having a gay teammate.  Culliver took the bait, and fired this salvo per the Mercury News.

“I don’t do the gay guys man,” Culliver said. “I don’t do that. No, we don’t got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do.

“Can’t be with that sweet stuff. Nah … can’t be … in the locker room man. Nah.”

Culliver suggested that homosexual athletes keep their sexuality private until 10 years after they retire.

In light of everything going on with Kwame Harris and his ex-boyfriend plus people fighting for the rights of the LGBT community, Culliver may have created the press the Niners did not need.

Ray Lewis may thank you though if this picks up steam.