UPDATE: Chris Culliver has released a statement apologizing for his anti-gay remarks
"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."
When 49ers CB Chris Culliver he was asked on the Artie Lange's radio show. if gay players would be welcome on the team, Culliver said "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."
Culliver also went on to say that if a gay player were to make it in the NFL (like there isn't ALREADY a gay person or 2 or more in the NFL), he should not only keep his sexuality a secret from the other players, but stay quiet for 10 YEARS after that.
The 49ers, surely NOT liking having to release statements like this on Super Bowl week, released this statement:
"The San Francisco 49ers reject the comments that were made yesterday, and have addressed the matter with Chris," the team's statement said. "There is no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. We have and always will proudly support the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community."
The audio is below from The Artie Lange Show
Earlier this year, some of the Niners players participated in a video for the "It Gets Better" campaign to provide support for the LGBT community.