49ers Issue Statement Rejecting Culliver’s Anti-Gay Remarks

San Francisco 49ers defensive back Chris Culliver, left, breaks up a pass intended for Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young, right, during the first quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. An interference penalty was called on the play. (Tony Avelar / Associated Press)

San Francisco 49ers’ cornerback Chris Culliver made anti-gay remarks on Wednesday during an interview with Artie Lange, which prompted a response from the team.

The statement from the 49ers reads:

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

“I don’t do the gay guys man,” said Culliver in the interview. ”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.”

Culliver was then asked if gay players should keep it a secret, and he responded,”Yeah, come out 10 years later after that.”

You can listen to the interview here (We are unable to embed Yahoo videos).

Topics: Chris Culliver, San Francisco 49ers

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