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Chris Culliver Issues Confusing and Contradicting Apology


49ers’ cornerback Chris Culliver has released a confusing statement apologizing for his anti-gay remarks he made during an interview with Artie Lange.

Here is his statement in full:

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 feeling 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

Let’s break this down, line-by-line:

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

What? Aren’t thoughts in your head a reflection of your true feelings?

It has taken me seeing them in print to realize that they are hurtful and ugly.

Really? You didn’t realize how hurtful it would be while you said you were against gays playing in the NFL?

Those discriminating feelings are truly not in my heart.

Again, why would your feelings not be in your heart? How misleading is this going to get? Who does he think he is, Yogi Berra?

Further, I apologize to those who I have hurt and offended, and I pledge to learn and grow from this experience.

 This is the only sentence that actually makes some sense. Hopefully he understands the ruckus that his comment caused, and this will not happen again.

If Culliver truly feels this way, it’s fine with me. We’re all entitled to our opinions and feelings. However, his mistake was failing to recognize the backlash he would get for speaking out against gays publicly, especially during Super Bowl media week when your every move is documented.

 

 

 

 

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