A 49ers Player Says Gays Are Not Welcome in His Locker Room
If there's one NFL team that would stand up for the gay community, you'd THINK it would be the San Francisco 49ers. But at least one guy on the team is NOT down with the cause. Cornerback CHRIS CULLIVER was asked this week if a gay player would be welcome on the team, and he said, "I don't do the gay guys man. I don't do that."
Asked if there are any gay players already on the team, he said, "No, we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do. Can't be with that sweet stuff. Nah . . . can't be in the locker room man. Nah." He added that a gay player should definitely keep his sexuality a secret, not only during his career, but for 10 years after he retires. (Scroll down here to listen to Culliver's ignorant comments.)
The Niners do NOT have Culliver's back on this one. The team issued a statement saying, "There is no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. We have and always will proudly support the LGBT community."
This is particularly interesting because the Niners' Super Bowl opponents have a very outspoken champion of the gay community. Baltimore Ravens linebacker BRENDON AYANBADEJO has been using his increased platform to preach tolerance and equality. (You can read more about that here.)