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Chris Culliver apologizes for anti-gay remarks

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03:34 PM ET 01.31 | Chris Culliver slowly walked to his table at the Marriott New Orleans, cap on, waiting for the media horde to part so he could get through to his seat. The San Francisco 49ers cornerback looked very much like a man who knew what was coming. One day after being ignored by the media, Culliver knew he was in for 45 uncomfortable minutes because of his comments about not accepting a gay teammate. The 49ers quickly released a statement rejecting Culliver's words, and Culliver apologized in a statement issued Wednesday night. Thursday's media availability was something to endure. The crush of media around Culliver was suffocating just to look at. It appeared he had tears in his eyes. Once he was seated, Culliver repeatedly apologized in a number of different ways. "That's not what's in my heart," he said.

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Chris Culliver at a press conference Wednesday, Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Chris Culliver at a press conference Wednesday, Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
January 31, 2013  04:04 PM ET

The kid made a mistake.

January 31, 2013  04:05 PM ET

Sad that in 2013 we still have to deal with racists like this guy. Had a white athlete made a comment like this piece of trash, he wouldn't be playing in the Super Bowl. Wasn't John Rocker blackballed from baseball over racist comments he made? Guess the klan is still alive in this country...

January 31, 2013  04:21 PM ET
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The kid made a mistake.

Nice game by the Hoosiers last night. Big test on Saturday. Game of the season.

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January 31, 2013  09:10 PM ET
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Sad that in 2013 we still have to deal with racists like this guy.

Outstanding satire, or incredible stupidity. Will you please explain which?

February 1, 2013  11:20 AM ET

The Beatles were also a prejudice bunch...they made the White Album...

February 1, 2013  12:50 PM ET
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****.

I know, right? What was he thinking...you're not allowed to have an opinion that someone else may not agree with! There is no such thing as free speach in this country. There is only PC Speach. Only a matter of time before "PC Speach" is added as a High School subject.

February 1, 2013  12:52 PM ET
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The Beatles were also a prejudice bunch...they made the White Album...

Black Bird....

 
February 1, 2013  12:54 PM ET
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I know, right? What was he thinking...you're not allowed to have an opinion that someone else may not agree with! There is no such thing as free speach in this country. There is only PC Speach. Only a matter of time before "PC Speach" is added as a High School subject.

Would it be any different if he had spewed a racist rant or made fun of kids with Downs Syndrome?

His speech is still free, but so is everyone else that responded to his "opinion".

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