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Speak Out: Was 49er, Ex-Gamecock Apology for Anti-Gay Comments Sincere?

Chris Culliver has gained national attention by multiple comments prior to the Super Bowl.

A former USC Gamecock, and current San Francisco 49er preparing for the Super Bowl, has apologized for remarks he made this week.

Chris Culliver said in an interview that there is no place for gay men in an NFL locker room.

The comments have not been popular in San Francisco, where there is a large gay and lesbian community.

Late Wednesday, Culliver issued this apology:

"The derogatory comments I made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how I feel," Culliver said. "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."

Is Culliver's apology sincere? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

Robert Kelly February 01, 2013 at 03:00 AM
Good to know his Carolina education prepared him for the world outside this state. There are some states where hate speech and flagrant prejudice are not considered "values".
Gretchen February 01, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Have you ever noticed that many of those COLLEGE GRADUATE football players, can't even put a decent sentence together ????
Cschanen February 01, 2013 at 02:25 PM
I'm sorry but I love gay people but give it a break everyone has a freedom of speech if u didn't want to know how he felt dont ask him he's a human and his opinion is not supposed to be what everyone wants to hear just because he plays for a NFL team!! I'm not even a 49ers fan but give it a break ! That was probably the most ridiculous news cast I've seen in awhile !!
Wounded Warrior February 01, 2013 at 08:35 PM
totally agree. Why should he apologize for his opinion? More butt hurt liberals and the era of PC. Either way Go Cocks! If that offends then im truly not sorry
Robert Kelly February 02, 2013 at 01:00 AM
He works for a company that makes a lot of money in that community, and benefits from the goodwill of that community and the local government. He clearly has put the importance of his own opinion ahead of the interests of his employer...who pays him quite well. Let's face it, if he were not playing for the 49ers in the Superbowl, no one would have given a damn what he thinks. I stand by me earlier opinion.

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