Niners' Culliver rebuked for anti-gay comments
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers said Wednesday they have addressed anti-gay remarks made by cornerback Chris Culliver during a Super Bowl media day interview.
The team didn't elaborate on whether the second-year player would 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 San Francisco 49ers reject the comments that were made yesterday, and have addressed the matter with Chris," the team said. "There is no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. We have and always will proudly support the LGBT community."
Culliver planned to formally address his remarks during a news conference during the 49ers' media availability this morning, according to his personal public relations representative, Theodore Palmer.
"Chris is very apologetic for any harm caused to anyone," Palmer said in a phone interview.