Own It, Please: Chris Culliver Edition

Best of luck to 52 of the 49ers players this coming Sunday.

Best of luck to 52 of the 49ers players this coming Sunday.

As you probably already know, San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver was interviewed by comedian and radio personality Artie Lange on January 29th as a part of the Super Bowl XLVII media circus festivities, and he… may have said some things. The long and the short of it is, regardless of how unpopular his comments may have been perceived (Casey and I, for one, don’t agree with any of it), they are still his own, and he’s entitled to his opinion, because Amur’ca. In actuality, there are tons of people that agree with Culliver’s viewpoint, even if they wouldn’t say so themselves.

Now, for just a minute, let’s forget that he’s a FOOTBALL PLAYER, and said this shit ON THE RECORD, where OTHER PEOPLE WHO MAY BE OFFENDED could hear it. Let’s forget all of that. The point is, he feels the way that he feels, and that’s okay!

Oh… so wait, he DOESN’T feel that way after all?! Okay we’re cool then.

Most people may applaud Culliver at this point and give him a pass on his mea culpa, but not me. Because in my eyes, saying something that is so absolutely blatant, so direct, so impossible to mince – and then trying to cover it up with some crappy PR damage control – is reprehensible. It’s more damaging than just saying what was said and letting it be. Essentially, what I’m hearing is that Culliver still hates those with alternative lifestyles, but he hates the potential of losing money even more.

“I was really not thinking. Or, something I thought, but not something that I feel in my heart. I’m sorry that I offended anyone. They were very ugly comments, and that’s not what I feel in my heart. Hopefully, I can learn and grow from this experience and this situation. I love San Francisco.”

Fucking asshat. I hope the 49ers dial-up exactly zero nickel packages on Sunday.

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