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San Francisco 49er Chris Culliver on Anti-Gay Remarks: 'I Apologize to Those I Have Hurt and Offended'

San Francisco 49er Chris Culliver has released a statement regarding anti-gay remarks he made in a radio interview on Tuesday, ESPN reports:

Culliver"The derogatory comments I made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how I feel," he said in the statement. "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 planned to formally address his remarks at a news conference during the 49ers' media availability Thursday morning, according to his personal public relations representative, Theodore Palmer.

"Chris is very apologetic for any harm caused to anyone," Palmer told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "His intent was not that at all. He is one who celebrates the differences of others. All of this was just a big mistake. It was interpreted wrong."

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

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  1. OK, apology accepted. Now, go educate yourself, son.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jan 31, 2013 1:37:40 PM

  2. To all those who want us to remember that the 49'ers did the It Get's Better vid so lets give the team a pass....
    Where is the teams outrage or hell even a response?
    Has anyone said BULL that a gay player is unwelcome on THIS team?

    Cause I sure as hell don't want to think that their participation in the It Gets Better campaign was purely PR....or was it...sure looks like that now.

    Posted by: MCnNYC | Jan 31, 2013 2:37:12 PM

  3. By not sanctioning this bigot, 49ers show they are really homophobic team! No "it gets better" fake video will help you!

    Posted by: mm | Jan 31, 2013 2:55:47 PM

  4. Don't overlook a significant admission from this guy. "I don't do the gay guys man," said Culliver, "but if they're straight, ain't nuttin man, jes havin me some fun." That's what he felt while he was giving head. He meant to apologize the quote was not complete, which is what led to the misinterpretation.

    Posted by: seawoofie | Jan 31, 2013 6:59:55 PM

  5. Should we be shocked he used that term? It's a cultural thing. Quite honestly, within the black community, they feel entitled to homophobia and nothing grates them more than a white gay person daring to call them out on their bigotry. It's a fascinating double standard they've created where they can target just about anyone, but look at them the wrong way, and you're a racist.

    Posted by: CARLTON | Jan 31, 2013 7:59:36 PM

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