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San Francisco 49ers’ Chris Culliver: Gay players not welcome

'The derogatory comments I made were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how I feel'
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – Just days before the San Francisco 49ers will take to the field In New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII, cornerback Chris Culliver on Tuesday said that a gay player would not be welcome on the team.

Appearing on the Artie Lange show Tuesday, Culliver, responding to a question by Lange if there are any gay players on the team, said:

Chris Culliver


“I don’t do the gay guys man,” responded Culliver. “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 asked by Lange whether any homosexual athletes would need to keep their sexuality a secret in professional football, Culliver responded: “Yeah, come out 10 years later after that.”

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“Chris Culliver’s comments represent the height of ignorance and the type of homophobic banter that professional athletes rarely use anymore,” said HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz, in a statement Wednesday.

“Chris Culliver’s irrational rant against LGBT people is reprehensible … Culliver should recognize how far most of his fellow athletes have come on this issue and apologize immediately,” said Sainz.

The 49ers face off Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, whose linebacker, Brendon Ayanbadejo, has been one of the most prominent voices in the NFL advocating for LGBT equality, donating a good deal of his time to the recent successful campaign for marriage equality in Maryland.

Chris Kluwe, of the Minnesota Vikings, is another NFL player who has spoken out frequently for LGBT Americans.

In addition to facing off against Ayanbadejo, Culliver’s comments also may not sit well with many of his own teammates on the 49ers. The 49ers were the first NFL team to film an ‘It Gets Better’ video aimed at LGBT youth.

Earlier this week, former 49ers offensive lineman Kwame Harris appeared in court regarding felony domestic charges in the alleged beating of an ex-boyfriend. Harris’ sexual orientation was never divulged during his playing career with the 49ers (2003-07) or Raiders (2008).

Update:

The 49ers released this statement on Wednesday regarding Culliver’s remarks:

“The San Francisco 49ers reject the comments that were made [Tuesday], 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.”

So far, there has been no statement, retraction or apology from Culliver.

Update 2:

Culliver has released this statement:

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

Update 3:

“Chris is very apologetic for any harm caused to anyone,” said Theodore Palmer, Culliver’s personal public relations representative, in a telephone interview with Associated Press. “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.”

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  1. Ignorance.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:44pm
  2. It’s always about the locker room….get a life Culliver and an education, while you’re at it.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:46pm
  3. Not only ignorant but illiterate too.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:46pm
  4. he probably played with some and didn’t even know it. LOL All those men showering in an open shower? Did he ever think that he was being eyed up all that time he’s played all the way back to high school even? LOL

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:47pm
  5. they don’t got no idiot people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:47pm
  6. ignorant and homophobic and intolerant. this makes me sick

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:47pm
  7. What an ignorant ass!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:47pm
  8. homophic

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:48pm
  9. Well, that ruined my cheering for the 49ers

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:48pm
  10. Wow that’s terrible

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:48pm
  11. Wake up Culliver THIS is the 21st CENTURY.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:49pm
  12. Ignorant 49′ers don’t deserve to win the Super Bowl.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:49pm
  13. What a douchebag. The ones lipping off are usually the closet cases anyway. What do you want to bet he gets busted with a tranny hooker or rent-boy??

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:50pm
  14. That’s so weird considering his own coach said they’d welcome a gay player on the team

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:51pm
  15. well, I was gonna root for the Niners… but not now

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:51pm
  16. can you say CLOSET CASE?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:52pm
  17. She better be wearin her running pumps if she wants to go out on the town after they are sent packing back to San Francisco, you know…one of the GAY MECCAS of the world….Some of my sisters I saw at the bars while I was there could probably thrash his loser ass!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:52pm
  18. “Don’t got no” Yeah, he’s really educated.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:52pm
  19. i hope the 49ers loose and Brendon Ayanbadejo targets Culliver big time

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:53pm
  20. I think he has forgotten what city he plays for. San Francisco is a mecca for gays and lesbians.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:53pm
  21. wow that’s someone we want our children looking up to…. NOT

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:53pm
  22. GO RAVENS!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:53pm
  23. It is always funny that the homophobes who are so afraid a gay guy might be checking them out are usually not very attractive to begin with and really have nothing to worry about at all if that is their basis for their homophobia.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:54pm
  24. Drug addicts, wife beaters, all sorts of cheats welcome. Gay players, not. Interesting

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:56pm
  25. IGNORANT! Looks, sound mentally familiar!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:57pm
  26. Bet he is another closet homo!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:58pm
  27. I bet he takes it in the ass for .50 cents.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:59pm
  28. The 49ers have come out in support of LGBT youth and players. Culliver is just one more ignorant and/or homophobic person who makes a lot of noise because he is a “celebrity.” I considered using the word “professional,” but I don’t believe it is appropriate in this case.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:01pm
  29. Chris Culliver has got to go….Yea he is insecure …would not be surprised if he has had a few gay flings…

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:01pm
  30. How much did you get paid to say that?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:02pm
  31. He should stick to what he knows, speaking coherently is obviously not one of his strengths. Foolish idiot, he is.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:02pm
  32. Another bigoted loser. Little does he know he’s got gay teammates. BAAAAHAHAHAHA!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:04pm
  33. Lol guy needs to grow up

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:05pm
  34. Then get your homophobic ass out of SF!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:05pm
  35. He’s not even good enough to be a starter!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:06pm
  36. Homophobe alert…nah I doubt that’s much of a shock with him…

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:09pm
  37. Go ravens

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:09pm
  38. sf big gay city i wonder what will do when have gay kids

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:09pm
  39. What an ignorant FOOL!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:11pm
  40. Well he just lost my respect, and I was hoping they’d win too…

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:12pm
  41. Frigging keep that to yourself. This is not the time especially to say something hateful and STUPID like that. I would bet you that there is AT LEAST one or two gay players on every team. Why should they offer that up??? They may after they stop playing but otherwise they are a target for idiots like Culliver. I am a huge Niners fan but I do not like him anymore. Trade his bigoted ass.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:13pm
  42. I would like to know if he’s being penalized for his comments? It’s so sad to hear a San Francisco 49ers talk like this :-(

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:14pm
  43. He has probably been attracted to men (may still be). Men who have no problem with gay people don’t say things like that. Those that do get aroused when shown gay male porn.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:16pm
  44. Douche!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:17pm
  45. Who is this guy ?! Lol never heard of him way to gain 15 mins fame benchwarmer

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:17pm
  46. Who gives a crap what he thinks.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:21pm
  47. I will not be cheering for the 49er’s this year…

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:23pm
  48. This will not go down well in SF.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:23pm
  49. Ass

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:33pm
  50. “I don’t do the gay guys…” Nobody’s asking you to DO anything or anybody except keep your ignorance to yourself. I can’t imagine the Niners not doing something about this.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:33pm
  51. Ignorant idiot. Grow the fuck up. Oh yeah, hes on the DL!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:33pm
  52. Let him transfer to Detroit, then. He’d feel right at home, with Michigan being extremely anti-LGBT.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:36pm
  53. just read an article earlier about the owners going to a bar in the Castro to drum up interest in the team—fell it is necessary to put a curse on the 49′ers especially since they are going for #6 and I am from Pittsburgh—may the sweat of a thousand camel drivers get in their eyes and effect their play. Go Ravens!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:37pm
  54. How unenlightened. Sanction him, and dock his pay!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:38pm
  55. Chris Culliver is unChristian; he shouldn’t be a 49er!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:39pm
  56. He is gay and repressed

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:43pm
  57. Boy Scouts of America is holding a poll that will directly affect whether or not they will allow all members regardless of their sexual orientation.

    Please call 972-580-2330. A representative will pick up and ask if you are FOR or AGAINST their policy change. The proposed policy change will open Scouting to ALL young men. A vote for ‘FOR’ is a vote for Equality!

    I called and spoke on behalf of equality! Now its your turn! It took me only 2 minutes!

    Share this number! The opposition will be calling as well. Let’s send a strong message to today’s youth that it does get better!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:45pm
  58. Ass

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:53pm
  59. He looks DL

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:54pm
  60. Chris culliver can kiss my ass. Then he can pull his stilettos out of his closet.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:56pm
  61. who ta fuck made HIM lord and master??? He’s a loser

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:56pm
  62. Shame, Mr. Culliver, shame.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:59pm
  63. He honestly thinks that he speaks for the majority of his teammates, when, in fact, they’d probably side with the gay player because this one here sounds dumb as a box of rocks!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:09pm
  64. Obviously this moron missed the memo where his team did the It’s Gets Better Campaign video

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:16pm
  65. Your entitled to your own personal opinion about gays in professional sports and this is exactly what it was! My opinion is this guy is a First class A**hole and as much as I would like to see him not play for what he said we still have freedom of speech. Just wish someone would remind him that this country once felt the same way about drinking out of a water fountain or sharing a locker room with someone with a different skin color

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:18pm
  66. He can have his own opinion but never discriminate. Who the hell is he to tell gays they can’t join. There’s many closeted ones right now. If he’s really secure in his sexuality, it wouldn’t bother him so much.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:23pm
  67. I may or may not hope something really bad happens to him.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:24pm
  68. He can kiss my ass. His ancestors struggled oppression because of prejudice. Now here he is with his spoiled self talking shit. I bet he’s a close homo.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:36pm
  69. 49 ers are still my team. I will not judge the team on one asses opinion. He needs to wake up!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:40pm
  70. Being such a homophobic bigot, he probably should not be living or playing in San Francisco.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:40pm
  71. I can remember when “no negroes ” were allowed!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:41pm
  72. He’s a double-threat:
    HOMOPHOBEBONICAL!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:46pm
  73. Tad bit homophobic are you???

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:52pm
  74. He plays in SF? His car is going to get Rainbowed!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:52pm
  75. LOL, somebody got a spanking….but it’s not enough.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:52pm
  76. I hope that “GLITTER BOMB” his ass.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:54pm
  77. your gay as they come you homophobia..you should NOT BE ALLOWED to play.. get a nut sack, it’s 2013 ass..

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:54pm
  78. Ignorant piece of shit

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:54pm
  79. Ooooooo, a three sentence press release. Well, that solves everything.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:55pm
  80. why am i not surprised by this

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:56pm
  81. Can he spell civil rights? These players he does not welcome have the same civil rights as he has. What an idiot.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:56pm
  82. GO RAVENS!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:57pm
  83. Somebody isn’t sure how to feel about showering with other men…

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:57pm
  84. But they always give a love pat on each others asses ALL the time. I used to think they were all gay as a kid lol

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:57pm
  85. GO RAVENS!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:58pm
  86. So um yeah thats an ass if u dont kno one, and thats a good way to lose fans

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:58pm
  87. smh at his ignorance

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:59pm
  88. wow, welcome to the 21st cent Chris, ridiculous, you cant blame people for how they feel, but you definitely can blame them for how they act and what they say, didn’t your mom ever tell you if you have nothing nice to say then dont say anything at all??

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:59pm
  89. Wasn’t all that long ago that he wouldn’t have been “welcome” to play on that team either.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:00pm
  90. How sad an individual that young children look up to as a sports role model is so full of ignorance, hatred, prejudice & bigotry.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:00pm
  91. How sad an individual that young children look up to as a sports role model is so full of ignorance, hatred, prejudice & bigotry.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:01pm
  92. We don’t want black uneducated people in the NFL. fucking looser.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:01pm
  93. Yeah… I wouldn’t “do” you either.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:02pm
  94. I got only one question:

    Who?

    It’s like, I know the 49ers, but I’ve never heard of this man. Pretty sure he’s a rookie. Not a very smart rookie. If they’re gonna let a rookie speak for the team, they should probably just let Kaepernick do it.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:03pm
  95. Another closet case…

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:04pm
  96. he should be benched…

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:04pm
  97. I hope he realizes that even to this day, there are individuals who say very similar things about his race. He would be very offended, and rightly so. Please do grow up, sir.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:04pm
  98. He’s probably gay

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:04pm
  99. The 49ers can apologize all they want but what really needs to be done is reprimand Culliver for what he said, like pull him out & not play in the Super Bowl and/or pay a fine that the money goes to the LGBTQ Nation….SOMETHING should be done instead of a slap on the wrist! Just saying.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:06pm
  100. I wrote a few nice comments on the 49′s page…he represent all of his team and tarnish them all by his ignorance..

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:06pm
  101. Toss him out of the game

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:08pm
  102. Poor guy. Ignorance runs rampant through his veins……ABSOLUTELY GO RAVENS!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:09pm
  103. You just lost a lot ocf fans…..T oo bad you opened your big mouth.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:10pm
  104. You’d think gay guys might like football though. Lotta half naked guys in the changing room… Yet people see it as pretty macho! :P

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:11pm
  105. Until he is pulled out protest all Sponsored Product on Super Bowl Sunday . Whoever is advertising , the advertisers Must say something.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:11pm
  106. because tackling beefy men, then slapping them on their asses, then showering with them… ISN’T GAY AT ALL

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:11pm
  107. way to go dipshit

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:12pm
  108. Who cares? Did anyone notice Culliver’s atrocious grammar? It’s pretty easy to tell that he is a dumbass with the education level of a 2nd grader, maybe. In a few years he’ll be bankrupt because he’s too stupid to manage his money properly and nobody will even remember who this guy is.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:12pm
  109. Make the dumbass watch the game from the locker room.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:13pm
  110. I agree Eddie, and Ed :)

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:14pm
  111. I agree with all of the above and everything after. What a dumb ass!!!! AND he’ll have too many head injuries to remember where he lives. That’s how he’s going to end up homeless.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:16pm
  112. Ignorant mofo

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:20pm
  113. Their coach, John Harbaugh, is on record with the opposing position saying he would welcome gay players.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:26pm
  114. WHat a doofus.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:27pm
  115. He should be so lucky as to have the LGBT members support him. We move mountains!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:28pm
  116. Don’t hold one players ignorance and stupidy against the rest of a great team… I support the 49′rs.. But being a lesbian this “man” can just go fly a kite.. I won’t be watching him Sunday… Just the real MEN

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:40pm
  117. one players ignorance shows administration issues. the managment wants ignorant people representing them..come on go ravens!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:42pm
  118. Guarenteed if I was on ANY team that was playing against him he’d be buried FACE FIRST in the turf.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:43pm
  119. Asshole

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:45pm
  120. I’ve always loved that old Quote. Something like….”me thinks thou doth protest too much”. Calm down Dude, you don’t want to give yourself away…wait 10 years. lol

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:46pm
  121. 3rd round pick in 2011. 2nd year player. NOT a starter.

    Bet his nappy ass gets traded or released.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5:49pm
  122. I say we spread this info and boycott anything related to the 49ers’ Show him where his ignorance and hate gets him!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:10pm
  123. nevermind read the update.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:12pm
  124. You know I’m a 49er’s fan, but goes to show his high school english class didn’t help, thank God football did.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:23pm
  125. That’s not really fair…the team DID make an “It Gets Better” video, and his own teammates are unhappy with him. Don’t punish all of them.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:26pm
  126. A homophobic black guy? WHAT ARE THE ODDS?!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:39pm
  127. “The San Francisco 49ers reject the comments that were made [Tuesday], 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.”

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:40pm
  128. GO RAVENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:42pm
  129. Not only an idiot and homophobe but where did he learn to speak English…..

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:45pm
  130. Uh oh Tara Tien switching teams. Not literally tho ;P

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:55pm
  131. This is unbelievably ignorant and disgusting.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:57pm
  132. Boycott! DO something !

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:00pm
  133. Well duh….lol

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:33pm
  134. Closet case.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:34pm
  135. Well, I could have sworn he was thinking in his toes!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:34pm
  136. wat a bastard keep ur thoughts to youself asshole

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:34pm
  137. No shit, you ignorant sumvabitch!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:34pm
  138. He can take his apology and stick it

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:34pm
  139. Fuck that asshole.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:35pm
  140. if it was an apolology

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:35pm
  141. I bet his ego is the same amount of money he makes a month.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:35pm
  142. we should all tweet this asshole. lol

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:35pm
  143. What an idiot. Is that how he really speaks? Not the gay stuff but, the Nah, and sweet stuff, get up out a here.. He needs to go back to school and learn how to speak.. This is what happens when dumb jocks get paid a lot of money and have a 5th grade education.. Pathetic.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:35pm
  144. Reflect on this, YOU SUCK!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:36pm
  145. That’s an apology?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:36pm
  146. So hes saying that he meant what he said, right? Is that supposed to be an apology?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:36pm
  147. from his articulation, I thought he was talking out of his ass

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:36pm
  148. I think his other head enjoys the locker room showers too much.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:36pm
  149. Yep. We’re stupid. We can’t see the badly worded sentence structure of your hatred change into an informed apologetic piece seemingly written by a differen’t person, perhaps someone who wasn’t knocked in the head during college

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:36pm
  150. i tweeted a link to the 49ers “it gets better” video to him. ha

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:36pm
  151. bullshit – he has no thoughts in his head. What an asshat!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:37pm
  152. to him ya an apology but publicly hes just tryin to say the alphabet with his 2nd gd education

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:37pm
  153. humm he proly got caught fucking a guyinthe locker room

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:37pm
  154. HE IS GAY!!!! No reason for a secure heterosexual male to be saying that. He is a closeted QUEEN!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:37pm
  155. I think this guy has been knocked in the head…just a bit too much LOL

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:37pm
  156. “thoughts in my head” as opposed to thoughts from what other body part?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:37pm
  157. What a lovely manager he has. Writing all that up for him ‘n such. xo

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:37pm
  158. Unexceptable

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:38pm
  159. whio says he is no gay him self ou no thoese who deny who they are really parent they are gay them selfs

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:38pm
  160. trashy wannabe jock

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:38pm
  161. gee… aren’t the thoughts in your pea brain the way you feel asshole? closet homo. guess what.. OUR TEAM DOESNT WANT YOUR ASS !

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:39pm
  162. @Chrisculliver29 <— his twitter handle if anyone wants to tell him what the thoughts in their head are.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:39pm
  163. he is just trying to keep his job

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:40pm
  164. i call bullshit on “his” response….. messy, runny bullshit

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:40pm
  165. … Coulda-SWORN-they came OUT-his-ASS!?!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:40pm
  166. Oh whatever….he is just trying to do damage control now…what he said was just how he felt….POS

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:41pm
  167. While players on The Ravens are trying to end the way gay players are treated

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:41pm
  168. Go Ravems!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:41pm
  169. bullsh**

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:41pm
  170. asshole

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:42pm
  171. Yeah. . We will see.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:42pm
  172. “My thoughts are not my feelings.” Really???

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:42pm
  173. An apology from a bigot still makes him a bigot.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:43pm
  174. Not surprising. Obviously this man is beyond ignorance. This was a hateful, uneducated rant of a complete asshole!! This man has no place in the 49er legacy. Dump his ass Mr. York.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:44pm
  175. Apology not excepted….because it was not sincere or genuine.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:46pm
  176. I WAS rooting for the Niners. LETS GO RAVENS!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:46pm
  177. Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:47pm
  178. What he said-Jay DiMase Yep. We’re stupid. We can’t see the badly worded sentence structure of your hatred change into an informed apologetic piece seemingly written by a differen’t person, perhaps someone who wasn’t knocked in the head during college

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:48pm
  179. …in other news, my ability to play football is directly correlated to how well I play football.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:50pm
  180. BULLSHIT!, since there has been a backlash, he feels compelled to Apoligize.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:50pm
  181. The man is an asshole and illiterate. On his twitter feed he is worried about “dieing” without money. The thoughts in his head are not how he feels? Bullshit. The NFL should suspend him and prevent him from playing in Sunday’s Superbowl. He is an abomination.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:51pm
  182. Just remember. A few decades ago. He would not be allowed to play football and make his millions. Because he was black!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:53pm
  183. Open mouth, insert foot. And then apologize. Makes it all better, right? I am not buying it. He probably apologized because his managers/coaches made him. I won’t be watching the Superbowl.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:55pm
  184. “The derogatory comments I made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head…” In other words, someone forgot to re install his mouth throttle, you know, that thingy that keeps you from speaking stupid shit where it will get recorded ? Culliver, your a worthless bigot. Fuck you bitch.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:00pm
  185. After hearing the way he spoke on the radio, I highly doubt he had the mental capacity to come up with that “apology.”

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:01pm
  186. Wait… is that your fucking pathetic attempt at an “appology”?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:03pm
  187. Perhaps he needs to see a psychiatrist to help get those evil words out of his head.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:07pm
  188. The word “derogatory” is way above his vocabulary level, as witnessed from that interview. Someone wrote this for him.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:07pm
  189. Yeah I don’t do gays was said wrong! Ok!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:12pm
  190. Whatever, he said it..it came from somewhere

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:13pm
  191. Interrupted wrong? No he just found out we don’t just stay quiet about hate speech anymore and he got called on it. I have no doubt its the thoughts in his head and the feelings in his heart. Now he’s backtracking from a PR nightmare!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:13pm
  192. TOO LATE ASSHOLE! I SAY GLITTER BOMB HIM!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:13pm
  193. PLEASE explain how those quite clear hateful words could POSSIBLY have been misinterpreted. FUCK YOU ASSHOLE!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:14pm
  194. So if I say “I want your ignorant hateful ass out of the 49ers Cullver, and people give me a hard time about saying that, I can simply say “It was interpreted wrong” Fuck that he doesnt play the bowl. He doesnt even get to suit up !

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:14pm
  195. BLOW IT OUT YOUR ASS CHRIS CULLIVER!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:14pm
  196. BLAH BLAH BLAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:14pm
  197. Haha he’s very apologetic that he got printed

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:14pm
  198. BLAH BLAH BLAH !!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:15pm
  199. How do you misinterpret something like that? These assholes come out, and talk crap, and then have someone else apologizing for them.. Please. He doesn’t care. He meant every word. Disgusting.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:15pm
  200. Riiiiiiiiiiight…and I’m Mega-woman O_o

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:15pm
  201. san fran the gayest city in the US

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:15pm
  202. Interpreted wrong??? OMG, someone shut this guy up (and his rep). The more they say the worse it gets!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:16pm
  203. Uh huh…

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:16pm
  204. “interpreted wrong’????? His words were very clear. The apology is ridiculous.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:17pm
  205. And the cycle continues… abuse, apology, flowers and candy, abuse, apology, flowers and candy…

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:17pm
  206. Bull Shit! Own your ignorance coward!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:18pm
  207. One of the signs of a loss of general sense in society: The words of men (and women) whose primary donation to the human race consists of physical prowess are given weight solely because of their excellence in a completely unrelated area.

    The fact that anyone cares two breaths about what a man who makes his living running headlong into other men on a grassy field chasing an inflated pig’s bladder would be laughable, if it weren’t so consternating.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:18pm
  208. I guess I read that all wrong and I understood it incorrectly…sorry A**hole…you said what you said now own up to it! JERK!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:19pm
  209. he’s definitely sorry he was caught and is being censured. i still can’t believe that this guy plays for a team the represents a city with one of the biggest lgbt communities in the country. just unreal.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:19pm
  210. then that means he always thinks negative thoughts – he just usually knows when to keep them to himself, which means he always thinks bad things about what ever he said just apologizing for it means he knows he got caught.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:20pm
  211. I wonder if he knows the team he plays for is based in Gay Capital of the world….

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:21pm
  212. Right, it wasn’t his bigoted hateful words that were the problem. The problem was that us overly sensitive homos heard the words. Check, got it.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:21pm
  213. Oh, so he “mis-spoke?” Bull. Nothing was “interpreted wrong.” And nothing is wrong with my reading comprehension, either. That goon couldn’t come up with a fourth of the words written for him in that bastardized “apology.”

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:23pm
  214. Go Ravens! until Culliver opened his big mouth, I didn’t care who won……

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:24pm
  215. His words were misinterpreted? How does one misinterpret homophobic words? He should be fined $50,000, and the funds donated to HRC in his name. Apology not accepted.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:26pm
  216. Please! Go Ravens!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:27pm
  217. how sad is that? He will never contribute. Please just go away.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:27pm
  218. watch for him to come out “10 yrs after football”

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:27pm
  219. DA….

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:29pm
  220. That’s the biggest fuckn lie of all….

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:29pm
  221. Bull… He just doesn’t want to lose commercial deals

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:29pm
  222. I now will root for the Ravens. This jackass said these were thoughts in his head, but not how he feels. Really! These were thoughts that are reflective of his feelings. True Bigotry and Ignorance. Go Ravens!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:29pm
  223. Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:29pm
  224. I don’t care that he is a hater. Just be honest about it….I hate liars…

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:30pm
  225. Really? Does any buy this apology?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:30pm
  226. I highly doubt that.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:31pm
  227. Paid PR person means someone can make nice when he screws up.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:32pm
  228. I might believe someone that said something like that several years ago and then recanted later. But the next day and via a PR person. Hogwash!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:32pm
  229. Its called ‘spin control’. Too late to save face.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:32pm
  230. Exactly. The thoughts in his head prove that he is a bigot and an ass.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:32pm
  231. bullshit!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:32pm
  232. Thoughts in my head but bit how I feel = I’m a stupid prick and have been told by the 49ers to somehow to dig outta my shit hole

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:33pm
  233. *whistle* Bullshit Flag. Fifteen yard penalty. Still second down.

    In other news, I want a PR rep to apologize for me when I say stupid things and to blame my “mistakes” on others (you know, because they misinterpreted what he said, not because what he said was wrong, that would never happen).

    *sigh*

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:33pm
  234. yeah Right

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:34pm
  235. Makes it much easier to root for Baltimore, even though I otherwise could care less about the Superbowl and prefer the commercials during it to any game play.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:36pm
  236. overpaid…..way overpaid.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:40pm
  237. Sounds like he learned vocabulary in the past 12 hours.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:43pm
  238. what an as*hole

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:46pm
  239. Bull shit then why did he say it.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:46pm
  240. “Interpreted” my ASS!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:46pm
  241. Homophobic and a liar and hope Ravens win and Randy Moss is an arrogant fool too…

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:47pm
  242. This guy has a pea brain…hope some gay guy makes him look like a sissy.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:48pm
  243. WOW…

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:49pm
  244. Are we to believe the knucklehead who, in his interview, couldn’t piece together a grammatically correct sentence, wrote this statement??

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:54pm
  245. i interpreted that as a bullshit cover for the man was who

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:58pm
  246. Oh bullshit. He said what he said and he meant it.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:58pm
  247. Of course he knew, its all about publicity, his agent is apologizing he’s not.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9:06pm
  248. Bullshit!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9:08pm
  249. Someone is back-peddling!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9:19pm
  250. Interpreted wrong!???? Really??? What a dick.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9:25pm
  251. Well that’s a backtrack if I ever heard one.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9:38pm
  252. Interpreted wrong? Not even saying that he mis-spoke, was ignorant or STUPID?! This is the atmosphere we are creating—ZERO accountability.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9:43pm
  253. BS..NUFF SAID!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9:55pm
  254. Just a note before you go supporting the other team this Sunday, the 49′rs did do an “It gets better” video.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9:56pm
  255. O course. We misinterpreted him saying gay players should leave. I wonder then what he meant exactly…

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:08pm
  256. He’s not sorry. He’s just worried about losing money. I don’t buy his contrition for one minute.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:11pm
  257. bullsh##

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:18pm
  258. where is the BULLSHIT police!!! Just trying to save face. I am so sick and tired of these asshats! This is what we as a society have come to, and that is to not take responsibility for your own actions. It is sick and disgusting!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:25pm
  259. Ya think! What a jerk!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:33pm
  260. Mistake? BULLSHIT! He made it clear he hates gays. Stick by your words. And it’s hilarious how a representative spoke for him, no one could probably understand his broken English.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:34pm
  261. OMG! Just make him stop talking! I’m out of aspirin and I can’t listen to another idiotic word. . .

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:39pm
  262. Apology my ass! he’s saying it because it’ll make good press if he apoligizes for what he said…he’s a lier! and plus he needs to get over himself it’s not like every gay guy on the freakin planet wants him anyway…I’m tired of people assuming because we’re gay that we like every god damn guy who walks by us or if we’re in the locker room we stare at them…please people need to get over this steriotype and themselves. This is just unexceptable!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:46pm
  263. ” watch your thoughts they become your words, watch you words they become your actions, watch your actions they become your character, and watch you character for it becomes your destiny!”

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:49pm
  264. What a DESPICABLE FOOL! It is not his decision whether Gay players are welcome or not. HE IS NOT TO BE TRUSTED! He should read up on Bayard Rustin, the man who made his Civil Rights possible.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 11:40pm
  265. What a DESPICABLE FOOL! It is not his decision whether Gay players are welcome or not. HE IS NOT TO BE TRUSTED! He should read up on Bayard Rustin, the man who made his Civil Rights possible

    Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 11:42pm
  266. He is just another idiot throwing a ball. His blather is proof that he is anti gay. Football is not my thing. Why is he talking anyway?

    Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 1:39am
  267. His twitter name is cullyinthehouse. I really dont see much of an apology coming from him. He is a disgusting human being.

    Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 3:10am
  268. hate is hate he for gets his history

    Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 4:20am
  269. “Apology” NOT accepted. He KNEW EXACTLY what he was saying….agree that he’s a disgusting waste of humanity!

    Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 4:49am
  270. More like, “Ok, you guys saw that? Sorry you saw that.” The sports world has never had a moral standard.

    Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 6:11am
  271. said Theodore Palmer, Culliver’s personal public relations representative…What a bunch of Bullshit..If he was really sorry he would have at-least said it himself..I’ll stick by my original comment… ASSHOLE

    Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 7:57am
  272. I call bullshit! Fuck this asshole! lol

    Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 7:57am
  273. Now that he’s feeling the backlash of his statement of course he’s gonna say it was taken out of context. And he needs to get a fucking education. His grammar just kills me.

    Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 10:25am
  274. This to me is nothing more than a half-assed attempt at an apology as well as just plain wrong in my eyes. He should have to say it on the air, himself, before the big game. and I hope the 49er’s loose too.

    Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 10:48am
  275. Asshole (*)

    Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:03am