49ers Chris Culliver cornerback was called out for his anti-gay comments made in a podcast during a radio interview at the Super Bowl’s media day. Here are his comments:
“I don’t do the gay guys, man. I don’t do that,” Culliver said during a taped, one-minute podcast with Artie Lange.
Asked if the 49ers have any homosexual players, Culliver responded: “No. 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.”
Culliver reiterated that was a true statement, and when asked if a good player might be welcomed anyhow, he said: “Nah. Can’t be … in the locker room, man. Nah.”
Culliver then suggested homosexual athletes keep their sexuality private until 10 years after they retire.
The 49ers issued the following statement:
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.”)
The L.A. Times – 49ers’ Chris Culliver apologizes for his anti-gay comments
Huffington Post – David Kochel, Romney Adviser, Supports Gay Marriage
In other news:
The man behind the Manti T’eo not-really-dead-girlfriend scandal spoke to Dr. Phil and revealed that he may be gay.
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo is gay … at least he thinks he’s gay … he’s not really sure — at least that’s what he told Dr. Phil. Phil appeared on “Today” this morning … and dished about his interview with the man behind the Manti Te’o not-really-dead girlfriend hoax. “Here we have a young man that fell deeply, romantically in love,” Phil said of Ronaiah. “I ask him straight up … was this a romantic relationship with you? And he says, ‘Yes.'”Phil continued … “I said, are you then, therefore, gay? And he says, ‘Well, when you put it that way, yes.'”Phil says Ronaiah then “caught himself” and said, “I am confused.”Phil says Ronaiah admitted to running the hoax — but says he had a number of life experiences that left him “damaged” in many serious ways. – TMZ – Ronaiah Tuiasosopo — I’M GAY … I Think