Brooks, Sopoaga Don’t Remember Being in Gay Rights Video

Sept. 30, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) celebrates as cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) scores a touchdown against the New York Jets during the second half at MetLife Stadium. 49ers won 34-0. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Some more controversy has built up over Chris Culliver’s homophobic remarks regarding gays in the NFL.

On Thursday, USA Today spoke with 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks and nosetackle Isaac Sopoaga regarding a gay rights video they participated last summer as part of the “It Gets Better” project.

The only problem? Neither of them actually remember being in the video.

“I didn’t make any video,” Brooks said. “This is America and if someone wants to be gay, they can be gay. It’s their right. But I didn’t make any video.”

When he was shown the video, Brooks recalled that he thought the video was for anti-bullying, not for promoting gay rights.

Sopoaga didn’t remember being in it either.

“No,” he said. “I never went. And now someone is using my name.”

After seeing it, Sopoaga asked what it was for, and refused to comment further.

What has this resulted in?

Dan Savage, co-founder of the “It Gets Better” project, removed the video from his website after the news broke.

 

Topics: Ahmad Brooks, Isaac Sopoaga, San Francisco 49ers

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