San Fransisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is coming under a bit of fire following an interview with Artie Lange. After sophisticated discussion topics like “banging white chicks,” Lange asked Culliver about gays in football. Culliver wasn’t too receptive to the idea.
When Lange questions if there are any homosexuals on the 49ers, Culliver denies that possibility, saying, “They gotta’ get up out of here.” When Lange goes further, saying maybe they could play well, Culliver shoots that down as well, saying “Nah, can’t be in the locker room,” before advising, “You gotta’ come out ten years later.”
According to TMZ, the 49ers were quick to reject Culliver’s comments, saying, “There is no place for discrimination within our organization at any level.”
It didn’t take long for Culliver to issue his own “apology,” if you can call it that. He’s simply blaming his brain. It’s not his fault what his brain thinks. In a statement, he says, “The derogatory comments I made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how I feel.”
Culliver claims that seeing his words in print made him realize how bad they were, and that it doesn’t match what’s in his heart. What do you think? Is Culliver truly sorry, or are these the desperate words of a man afraid of being pulled from the Super Bowl?