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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:43 AM

49ers’ Culliver Aplogizes For ‘Gay Players Not Welcome’ Remarks

NEW ORLEANS (CBS SF) – San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver apologized Wednesday evening for homophobic remarks he made during a Super Bowl media day interview.

“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,” he said in a statement released through the 49ers organization.

The NFL has never had an openly gay active player, but if there was one, Culliver had said in the interview that he wouldn’t want that player on his team.

Yahoo! Sports posted an excerpt online of the Tuesday interview between Culliver and comedian-shock jock Artie Lange, who began by asking Culliver if he’s been approached by homosexuals.

“Nah, I don’t do the gay guys, man … I don’t do that,” said Culliver.

Lange then asked if there were any homosexual players were on the 49ers.

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

Lange asked Culliver to reiterate his thoughts, to which the player said, “It’s true.” He added he wouldn’t welcome a gay teammate – no matter how talented.

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

When Lange asked Culliver whether any gay players would need to keep their sexual preferences a secret, Culliver said: “Yeah, come out 10 years later after that.”

more: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/01/30/49ers-cornerback-chris-culliver-gays-not-welcome/

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Reply 49ers’ Culliver Aplogizes For ‘Gay Players Not Welcome’ Remarks (Original post)
cash__whatiwant Jan 2013 OP
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #1
Behind the Aegis Jan 2013 #2
Zorra Jan 2013 #3
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #4
dballance Jan 2013 #7
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #8
dballance Jan 2013 #11
kwolf68 Jan 2013 #12
Le Taz Hot Jan 2013 #5
CreekDog Jan 2013 #6
Are_grits_groceries Jan 2013 #18
lunasun Jan 2013 #9
dballance Jan 2013 #10
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #13
dballance Jan 2013 #14
dballance Jan 2013 #15
sakabatou Jan 2013 #20
d_r Jan 2013 #26
dballance Jan 2013 #28
cash__whatiwant Jan 2013 #29
Iggo Jan 2013 #16
villager Jan 2013 #17
Iggo Jan 2013 #24
villager Jan 2013 #25
RudynJack Jan 2013 #19
trumad Jan 2013 #21
Bucky Jan 2013 #22
davidpdx Jan 2013 #23
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #27
TeamPooka Jan 2013 #30

Response to cash__whatiwant (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:46 AM

1. Sounds like another fucker who

has been hit in the head too much. Plus he's incredibly ignorant; can't put a coherent sentence together.

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Response to cash__whatiwant (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:51 AM

2. Yeah, what the fuck ever.

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Response to cash__whatiwant (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:52 AM

3. Not SF 49ers material. Dumbass phobe should be traded to the Chiefs an hour before the SuperBowl. nt

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Response to cash__whatiwant (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:56 AM

4. We're supposed to believe the brilliant mind that said, "No, we don’t got no gay people on the team"

Actually made 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."

If you buy that I've got a really nice bridge to sell you, at a steal of a deal. It just happens to be in the bay area, too!

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:18 AM

7. Exactly. And if He Were Hooked to a Lie Detector at the Time He Said it the Needles Would Have...

broken because they'd have been scrawling all over the paper. I don't believe for one minute he meant or believed anything he said in that apology.

Team publicist wrote it for him to say. I wonder how long it took for him to be able to memorize it.

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Response to dballance (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:29 AM

8. They not only wrote the statement for him, they also sent it to the press directly.

They didn't want to risk an actual presser where he might ask a reporter what 'derogatory' means.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:46 AM

11. That Makes Sense. It's Clear from the Earlier Interview

he can't put together a grammatically correct sentence. So it would be a very high risk to their damage control efforts to actually let him speak or be asked further questions.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:47 AM

12. PR move


He's a homophobe. It's no shock to be honest.

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Response to cash__whatiwant (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:00 AM

5. So, a SAN FRANCISCO 49er

is a homophobe. Anyone else seeing the irony in this?

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:03 AM

6. do tell us what the irony is

clearly there can't be any homophobes in San Francisco since there are so many gay people here.

or does that sound stupid now that i've put what you were implying in print?

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:16 AM

18. I see the irony.

Of course there are homophobes in SF. However, it also has a huge and active gay population. That isn't the case in a lot of places.
That he would make that statement while playing in that city is ironic.

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Response to cash__whatiwant (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:37 AM

9. He probably has played with gay players who must hide themselves and their loved ones

from bigots like this if they want to continue in a sport they love and have a talent for.

He is not sorry and the idiot did not write that apology
His team's PR unit is sorry but not for the correct reason imo

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Response to cash__whatiwant (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:44 AM

10. As Usual, In the Comments to the Article There is This:

"why do people have to apologize for having morals that are sustained in their religious beliefs?"

So, not being able to stop myself I replied:

Because an NFL football team is anything but a religious organization. So there is no basis whatsoever for discriminating against a gay player and not wanting them to be on the team. He's welcome to his beliefs, morals and religion. He's not welcome to insist a secular organization follow them. If a gay player joins the team he's free to resign from the team if it offends his morals or if he's under the delusion that just because he's another male all gay men want him so he can't be in the locker room with them.

Perhaps Culliver should familiarize himself with history and remember it wasn't all that long ago white players would have said the same sorts of things about having him on the team.

So his ability to forget the still recent (and continuing) discrimination of African Americans and be able to feel free to demean gays for "that sweet stuff" is just as bad as when whites stereotyped African Americans as "shucking and jiving."

That's why he needs to apologize.

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Response to dballance (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:51 AM

13. +1

 

Nice reply. I may have to borrow it.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:55 AM

14. I went back to the site to see if anyone replied to me - they had deleted it.

So I just posted it again since I could copy and paste from here. I'll see if they delete it again.

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Response to cash__whatiwant (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:57 AM

15. They deleted it again. So much for free speech on a TV news site. /eom

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Response to dballance (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:23 AM

20. Probably reported by the homophobes on there

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Response to dballance (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:18 PM

26. why would they delete that?

probably the allusion to shuck and jive - you weren't trying to be racist, you were trying to make a point, but it was probably interpreted as racist.

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Response to d_r (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:32 PM

28. I Thought it Was Rather Clear Given the Context (Maybe They're Using Automated Software to Censor)

I wasn't endorsing or using the phrase "shucking and jiving" as part of my post but as an analogy to the disparaging remark Culliver made.

However you may be correct. They could very likely have automated software monitoring the posts with a list of banned phrases like that one. That type of software might not be able to discern the context as it blindly deletes posts with banned words or phrases. Now that I think about it I wonder if I threw some spaces or asterisks in there if the post would stay. I might try that.

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Response to dballance (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:09 PM

29. but the comment you were replying to is still there? wow. nt

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Response to cash__whatiwant (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:11 AM

16. Apologies are for children. He's a grown man.

Fuck him and his self-serving apology.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:24 AM

17. Apologies are for children? That must play hell in your relationships.

I mean, I know Hunter S. Thompson used to say "never apologize," but still....

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Response to villager (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:23 AM

24. I don't need an apology from a grown up.

What I need is for them to either not fuck up in the first place, or if as in this case they already have fucked up, to admit they fucked up, fix it, and try not to do it again. Apologies are next to useless. They're what we make children do so that they learn their lesson. Other than that, they do no real good. Amends, however, are real. You fuck up, you fix it. I don't need to hear how sorry you are.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:10 PM

25. Well, apologies are part of ownership of the fuck-up; the making amends

But hey, if you don't need 'em, ever, good on you...

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Response to cash__whatiwant (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:22 AM

19. That is one of the more

sincere apologies I've seen from a jerk, so I accept it.

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Response to cash__whatiwant (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:31 AM

21. Says it a day before Jackie Robinsons birthday.

Dumbass.

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Response to cash__whatiwant (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:37 AM

22. Maybe "no gay players" meant only gay teammates w/strong family values in committed relationships

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Response to cash__whatiwant (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 08:14 AM

23. I'm a Niners fan and was disappointed with what he said the other day

Also given that it's the week before the Superbowl, the guy should have just kept his trap shut as he's a distraction to his team.

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Response to cash__whatiwant (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:21 PM

27. So, I wonder what he really believes?

The off-the-cuff comments that he made in the locker room? Or the carefully worded "apology" that was no doubt meticulously crafted by a PR team in a damage limitation attempt?

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Response to cash__whatiwant (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:17 PM

30. I believed him more the first statments. This sounds like bullshit....

“The derogatory comments I made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how I feel."
Then why did you say them and why are they in your head?

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