Super Bowl media day is typically a chance for sports reporters to get standard soundbites from NFL players and coaches about how pumped up they are for the big game. But at least one actual revelation came out of yesterday’s annual event in New Orleans: San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is not a fan of the gays.
Comedian and radio personality Artie Lange caught Culliver in the shockingly bold admission. Lange asked Culliver if there were any gay players on the 49ers and got this response:
“I don’t do the gay guys man. I don’t do that. 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. Come out 10 years later after that.”
While there has never been an openly gay player in the NFL, the issue has been in the spotlight recently, with some suggesting that the Manti Te’o hoax was intended to cover up his sexual orientation.
Lange summed up the ubiquity of comments like Culliver’s in his introduction to the clip on his radio show, saying “To me this is what the NFL is.” Whether any of San Francisco’s more liberal football fans will change their allegiance in light of Culliver’s comments is doubtful, but he may feel a little less love from his team’s home city after making these remarks.
Listen to audio below:
(h/t Yahoo! Sports)
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