Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Brendan Ayanbadejo may be an outspoken advocate for LGBT equality, but that does not mean that all who play football share his views. Chris Culliver, speaking to radio personality Artie Lange, attacked gays claiming that “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.”
Of course, this comment comes shortly after it came to light that former 49′er Kwame Harris was charged with domestic assault for allegedly beating his ex-boyfriend. Harris retired from football in 2007, so Culliver managed to miss having to be in the same locker room as a gay man. Well, he might still be in the same locker room as a gay man since there aren’t any openly gay men in the NFL or any major sports leagues in the US, but there are a lot of closeted gay men.
Of course, Culliver may want to review the official stance of his team towards LGBT people:
Apparently Sports Illustrated featured a picture of two male 49ers fans kissing in a bar as part of their Super Bowl coverage.
Former 49er Randy Cross tweeted about this that Culliver was “leader for all-ignorant team”; however, this seems rather harsh since there are a pretty good number of LGBT supporters in the team.
Statistical wizard Nate Silver, who recently came out of the closet himself, predicts that the 49ers will beat the Ravens in the Super Bowl.