San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - The San Francisco 49ers say they have addressed anti-gay remarks made by cornerback Chris Culliver during a Super Bowl media day interview.
The team didn't say whether the second-year player will face disciplinary action or a fine.
During an interview Tuesday at the Superdome, Culliver responded to questions from comedian Artie Lange by saying he wouldn't welcome a gay player in the locker room. He also said the 49ers didn't have any homosexual players and, if they did, those players should leave.
The 49ers said in a statement Wednesday that they "reject" Culliver's comments. A message left for a team spokesman wasn't immediately returned.
In addition, the team says, "We have and always will proudly support the LGBT community."
The 49ers participate in the NFL's "It Gets Better" anti-bullying campaign.
The Associated Press