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49ers player Chris Culliver "gays are NOT welcome in our locker room "

#1Scorsese2002Posted 1/30/2013 3:48:45 PM
http://www.tmz.com/2013/01/30/chris-culliver-gays-football-not-welcome-locker-room-san-francisco-49ers-super-bowl/

Gay football players are NOT welcome in the San Francisco 49ers locker room ... at least according to one current 49ers player.

Chris Culliver -- who started 6 games as cornerback for the team this season -- made the homophobic comments to Artie Lange during a radio interview at a Super Bowl media event earlier this week.

When asked if gay players would be welcome on the team, Culliver said ... "I don't do the gay guys man. I don't do that."

Artie then asked if Chris knew of any gay players on his team ... to which Culliver answered, "No, we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do."

He continued, "Can't be with that sweet stuff. Nah … can't be … in the locker room man. Nah."

Culliver also said ... if a gay player were to make it in the NFL, he should not only keep his sexuality a secret from the other players ... but stay quiet for 10 YEARS after that.

Culliver and the 49ers will take the field on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens -- a team which features a very outspoken pro-gay rights advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo.

UPDATE
Culliver's feelings are NOT shared by his entire team ... earlier this week, several members of the 49ers spoke in SUPPORT of gay players ... including coach Jim Harbaugh.

“I ask all players to play through their own personality and be who they are. What you ask of a player is to be a great teammate and be a good player. My expectations would be the same,” Harbaugh said. “Personally, there’s no discrimination in my heart.”

Linebacker Larry Grant echoed Harbaugh ... saying, "At the end of the day, we are all family in this locker room, and we accept each player for whoever they are."

Ditto for cornerback Tarell Brown ... who said, "Whatever makes you happy, do it. I just feel like, you shouldn’t hide it. At the end of the day don’t be embarrassed with what you are, or what you do. If you are that way, that’s you.”

Earlier this year, several members of the team participated in a video for the "It Gets Better" campaign to provide support for the LGBT community. Culliver was not featured in the video.

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#2AeciooPosted 1/30/2013 3:49:42 PM
manti te'o disapproves
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#3Lord Lu BuPosted 1/30/2013 3:53:27 PM
Hate that guy now.
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#4coachrochePosted 1/30/2013 3:55:35 PM
Alex should kiss him on the lips
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#5lIIuminatiPosted 1/30/2013 3:56:50 PM
Chris Culliver is my favorite player on the 49ers.
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#6DougEInstructorPosted 1/30/2013 4:11:55 PM
Artie Lang does sports now can someone link to his superbowl coverage? I had no idea he still got work after his falling out with Howard Stern.
#7TuxepocPosted 1/30/2013 4:23:28 PM
From: Scorsese2002 | #001
No, we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do."


Oh lawd I lost it right there.
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#8Gamer4ever77Posted 1/30/2013 4:25:05 PM
Culiver needs to join 2013 soon, instead of being stuck in 1990.
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#9Jim_HalpertPosted 1/30/2013 4:26:54 PM
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#10lyfplayer54Posted 1/30/2013 4:29:58 PM
ITT: Culliver should have kept his opinions to himself...not unlike how he believes gays should keep their homosexuality to themselves..?

Hypocrisy. I don't agree with him personally, but I only fault him for saying it NOW of all times, and on a national level.
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