49ers, Culliver issue statements

49ers, Culliver issue statements
January 30, 2013, 3:00 pm
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Chris Culliver started six games for the 49ers this season, recording two interceptions. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

49ers cornerback Chris Culliver made inflammatory anti-gay comments on Artie Lange's radio show Tuesday, and he's just starting to feel the backlash.

The 49ers released the following statement:

“The San Francisco 49ers reject the comments that were made yesterday, and have addressed the matter with Chris.  There is no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. We have and always will proudly support the LGBT community.”

 A few hours later, Culliver released statement of his own:

"The derogatory comments I made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how I feel. It has taken me seeing them in print to realize that they are hurtful and ugly. Those discriminating feelings are truly not in my heart. Further, I apologize to those who I have hurt and offended, and I pledge to learn and grow from this experience.”

 

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