49ers cornerback Culliver to work with gay community
San Francisco, CA, United States (4E Sports) – San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver will undergo a sensitivity program and work with work with a community that helps gays and lesbian deal with suicide prevention and discrimination.
The move came after Culliver drew flak for saying that he’s not open to playing with an openly gay teammate.
Culliver also said that if a player was gay, he should keep it to himself and come out when his playing career is over.
However, Culliver clarified in a statement that “those discriminating feelings are truly not in my heart.”
To show his sincere apology to the community he offended, Culliver said he will work with the “The Trevor Project” in the weeks after Super Bowl XLVII to learn more about suicide prevention among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
“We really feel that education about LGBT youth and the challenges they face is a great way to get (Chris) started on the right path,” said Lauren McGinnis, communications director for The Trevor Project, “especially since he’s a role model.”
Aside from that, Culliver is currently undergoing counseling from his cousin Andrew Brown, a director of the documentary “Word Is Out” about the experiences of gays and lesbians.
“Brown has come forward in support of Chris and his efforts to educate himself about the true impact of his commentary,” according to a press release from “The Trevor Project.”