San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver spent the day Monday at a crisis and suicide intervention center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
Culliver made headlines at the Super Bowl last month when he said he could not play with a gay teammate. Now, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Culliver is making good on his promise to better understand the gay and lesbian community.
According to the report, Culliver spent the day at the office of The Trevor Project in Los Angeles. Culliver met with the group’s director on Sunday and paid to fly in the group’s national education trainer from New York.
These are positive steps by Culliver following his regrettable interview with comedian Artie Lange on Media Day in New Orleans when he said, “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.”
We’ll see moving forward if Culliver is sincere about continuing to volunteer time for the group or similar ones. This was certainly a step in the right direction for him.
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