Yahoo ^ | February 2, 2013 | Doug Farrar
Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2013 12:27:08 PM by Pinkbell
NEW ORLEANS — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver created quite the ruckus this week when he intimated that anyone with a homosexual predilection would not be welcome on his team. Now, he’s doing everything he can to get past that.
According to his publicist, Theodore Palmer, Culliver will be working with “The Trevor Project,” an organization that provides crisis and suicide intervention to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
“He’s so passionate about youth and people being comfortable with who they are and accepted by all,” Palmer said in a phone interview with the Associated Press on Saturday. “He’s excited to learn. The plan is with The Trevor Project, and their concerns are that he is genuine about his words.”
Their concerns should be exactly that. Tuesday, on the “Artie Lange Show,” Culliver had this to say when Lange asked him how he felt about the possibility of a gay teammate.
”I don’t do the gay guys, man. I don’t do that. got no gay people on the team. They gotta get up outta here if they do. Can’t be with that sweet stuff … Can’t be … in the locker room, nah,” he said. ”You’ve gotta come out 10 years later after that.”
On Thursday, Culliver sat at a table in the 49ers’ media room at a Marriott in downtown New Orleans and tried to explain the furor away. He released a perfunctory statement before he met with the media, and his actual comments on Wednesday fell short of the mark on the conviction scale.
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