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San Francisco 49er Chris Culliver: Gays Not Welcome in the Locker Room or the NFL - VIDEO

Radio host Artie Lange played a media day interview with Super Bowl-bound San Francisco 49er cornerback Chris Culliver on his show Tuesday, and asked Culliver about the topic of gays in the NFL. Culliver expressed a deep distaste for the whole idea, Yahoo Sports reports:

Culliver"I don't do the gay guys man," said Culliver, whose Niners play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. "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."

When quizzed by Lange whether any homosexual athletes would need to keep their sexuality a secret in football, Culliver responded: "Yeah, come out 10 years later after that."

Watch the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

The 49ers released a statement in response to Culliver's remarks:

“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 49ers were the first NFL team to make an 'It Gets Better' video back in August. Culliver was not among the players who appeared in it.

Hudson Taylor, the Executive Director of Athlete Ally, which works to end homophobia in sports, released a statement condemning Culliver's remarks:

“Chris Culliver’s comments are disrespectful, discriminatory and dangerous, particularly for the young people who look up to him. His words underscore the importance of the Athlete Ally movement and the key role that professional athletes play in shaping an athletic climate that affirms and includes gay and lesbian players.
 
Culliver’s views are as marginal as they are misguided. We’re seeing more and more NFL players take a stand against homophobia in sports through our organization and we know that support at this level is only going to grow. Athlete Ally’s NFL Ambassadors Brendon Ayanbadejo of the AFC Champion Baltimore Ravens, Chris Kluwe of the Minnesota Vikings and Scott Fujita of the Cleveland Browns connect our organization and the NFL, help promote the mission to end homophobia in sports by speaking out to their teams, leagues and fan bases, and encourage their colleagues to join in the effort. It’s clear by their involvement and the incredible support they are receiving from NFL fans across the country that discrimination is on the fringe and has absolutely no place in sports.”

UPDATE: Culliver has now issued a statement. READ IT HERE.

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  1. He is a college graduate from the University of South Carolina. I hate to stereotype but he fits so many of them it is difficult not to.

    Posted by: PDX Guy | Jan 30, 2013 4:02:42 PM


  2. He sounds like a genius.

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Jan 30, 2013 4:04:11 PM


  3. I think if he took, and passed, an English grammar class his point might have been understood... As it is now, he just sounds like an uneducated bigot when he could sound like a Republican.

    Posted by: mlpjlk | Jan 30, 2013 4:07:31 PM


  4. I suppose the good news is that all of the footballers who take an opposite stance, and are pro-Equality, are intelligent, articulate and witty as heck.

    So, yay.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 30, 2013 4:08:34 PM


  5. "I hate to stereotype but he fits so many of them it is difficult not to."

    Maybe, PDX GUY, but that most important (and maybe enjoyable) stereotype is the one you'll never see unless they take the camera into the shower.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jan 30, 2013 4:13:16 PM


  6. dumbass. ignorant dumbass. wish he was around when the very same thing was said about his black brothers. what a dumbass.

    Posted by: David C. | Jan 30, 2013 4:13:45 PM


  7. Kluwe to the rescue.

    Can't wait to see what he says about this idiot.

    Posted by: johnny | Jan 30, 2013 4:15:19 PM


  8. Also typical and expected: Derrick from Philly trying to EXPLAIN and DEFEND this guy! Making excuses for him. Unreal.

    Posted by: sean | Jan 30, 2013 4:16:19 PM


  9. I have nothing to say that wouldn't be very rude and insulting.

    Posted by: Caliban | Jan 30, 2013 4:20:14 PM


  10. 49ers PR staff. They have to be loving all this attention right before the game!

    BOB LANGE
    Director of Public Relations
    Phone: 408-562-4987
    Email: Bob.Lange@niners.nfl.net

    MIKE CHASANOFF
    Manager of Public Relations
    Phone: 408-986-4876
    Email: Mike.Chasanoff@niners.nfl.net

    DAN BECKLER
    Coordinator of Public Relations
    Phone: 408-986-4885
    Email: Dan.Beckler@niners.nfl.net

    Posted by: rf7777 | Jan 30, 2013 4:20:27 PM


  11. I'll take "Self-Loathing Closet Queens" for $500, Alex

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jan 30, 2013 4:21:55 PM


  12. "Also typical and expected: Derrick from Philly trying to EXPLAIN and DEFEND this guy! Making excuses for him. Unreal."

    Defend? Defend? No, Sean, I'm not defending this po' fool. I'm defending me and Frederick Douglass.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jan 30, 2013 4:24:54 PM


  13. Anytime someone starts a sentence, I hate to stereotype..., We want to be respectful of everyone..., or I don't mean to offend anyone..., there is the inevitable "BUT". Meaning, that is exactly what they want to do.

    Posted by: Belthazar | Jan 30, 2013 4:25:02 PM


  14. Yep Derrick there are good and bad stereotypes, that is for sure. ;) Actually the ones I was referring to was that $EC schools are football factories that don't even pretend to educate their athletes. They gave this guy a college diploma, think about that.

    Posted by: PDX Guy | Jan 30, 2013 4:28:54 PM


  15. I be all upseh and shih dat he sed dat you kno ut im sayin?

    Posted by: David Hearne | Jan 30, 2013 4:36:00 PM


  16. @Oliver, Nice paint brush you used there. Don't forget that Chris Kluwe (Vikings) & Brendon Ayanbadejo (Ravens) are football players too.

    Posted by: Edd | Jan 30, 2013 4:38:05 PM


  17. "I'm sorry IF I offended anyone...."
    "I was taken out of context....."
    "Some of my best friends are gay....."

    Blah blah blah.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jan 30, 2013 4:38:17 PM


  18. @ TED :

    Huh ?
    This is English ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jan 30, 2013 4:47:40 PM


  19. Man, He dumb. This is just as offensive as if one would have changed the G-word into the N-word in his vitriol. He should know better.

    Posted by: heMan | Jan 30, 2013 4:48:19 PM


  20. Man, He dumb. This is just as offensive as if one would have changed the G-word into the N-word in his vitriol. He should know better.

    Posted by: heMan | Jan 30, 2013 4:48:19 PM


  21. Chris Kluwe called out Chris Culliver for buying fake twitter followers. Lord, that man is just amazing.

    Posted by: Francis | Jan 30, 2013 4:48:37 PM


  22. It's safe to assume he'll have like 10 kids by 10 different babymamas. Statistically, 1 of them will probably be gay. That poor, poor kid.

    Posted by: sean | Jan 30, 2013 4:49:43 PM


  23. Not too much racism here and derrick has already responded to it, so I won't even go there.

    I will confess that my first thought at what this no-talking idiot said was that maybe you don't do the gay guys, Chris, but do the gay guys do you, sweet-ums.

    That is the question

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Jan 30, 2013 4:51:56 PM


  24. Here's a productive idea.

    Send a Valentine with a one dollar bill in it to Federation of Gay Games
    584 Castro Street Suite 343
    San Francisco, CA 94114

    And sign it, "sweet stuff"

    Posted by: David Hearne | Jan 30, 2013 4:52:50 PM


  25. Hey, here's what we can do...

    Let's get Kwame Harris on this fool.

    I dare a cornerback to say that to Kwame Harris' face.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Jan 30, 2013 4:56:02 PM


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