Super Bowl XLVII
12:31 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

49ers CB Chris Culliver Makes Anti-Gay Comments

The San Francisco 49ers say they have addressed anti-gay remarks made by cornerback Chris Culliver during aSuper Bowl media day interview. The team didn't say whether the second-year player will face disciplinary action or a fine.

During an interview Tuesday at the Superdome, Culliver responded to questions from comedian Artie Lange by saying he wouldn't welcome a gay player in the locker room. He also said the 49ers didn't have any homosexual players and, if they did, those players should leave.

The 49ers said in a statement Wednesday that they "reject" Culliver's comments. A message left for a team spokesman wasn't immediately returned.

In addition, the team says, "We have and always will proudly support the LGBT community."

The 49ers participate in the NFL's "It Gets Better" anti-bullying campaign.

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