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49ers Legend Ronnie Lott

Chris Culliver

Is DEAD WRONG

1/31/2013 9:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chris Culliver should have paid closer attention to Barack Obama's pro-gay rights inauguration speech ... this according to one of the greatest 49ers of all time ... Ronnie Lott.

We spoke to Lott in the wake of Culliver's anti-gay comments -- when he told Artie Lange gay players shouldn't be allowed in the team locker room (see video below).

Lott responded, "Everything [Obama] mentioned in that speech I stand for-- inviting gays and inviting people of color, inviting all of us to understand what we're doing right now, is the right thing."  

FYI -- Obama talked about the importance of gay rights during his speech ... telling Americans, "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law."

So far, the 49ers have not said if Culliver will play in Sunday's game.

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DaveT    

Chris is entitled to his beliefs and opinions whether or not I agree with him

595 days ago
2.

Parker    

Ronnie Lott....What a guy...an inspiration, very classy man!

595 days ago
3.

Cereal_Killer    

F obummer

595 days ago
4.

KicksandGiggles    

He needs to STFU and play football and keep his entitled opinions not related to football out of his interviews.

595 days ago
5.

DaveT    

Ronnie's awesome but Obama's full of sh-t, he doesn't care about gay people, he's using them as tools.
I don't agree with Chris on his opinions about gay people, but the reaction to it is over the top, especially on media websites that throw around terms that offend *some* people regularly.

595 days ago
6.

Lee    

If the 49er's allow Chris on the field Sunday, it is the same as saying they agree with him. Here's hoping all gays boycot tthat game and all of it's advertisers. Personally I will not buy anything that is advertised if Chris is on the field at any time. How would Chris feel if one of the team members said he didn't want any blacks in the locker room? He would throw a hissy fit.
Grow up, Chris, you are prejudiced and that's not cool.

595 days ago
7.

Eli7798    

Wait! Artie Lang is still alive, how is this not a bigger story????

595 days ago
8.

Sharon1826    

He sure took it back quick....

595 days ago
9.

HRH Prince Michael    

Clearly, Mr. Lott is merely following the Pharaoh's Party-line.
To equate someone's sexual-choices, with their
God-given ethnicity, is a sinister deception and insult
to ALL People -PERIOD-


Pharaoh, Feds, Frauds, and other Fascists shall FALL:
The House of David 2 Chronicles Victory, is HERE;
http://www.all4webs.com/x/w/all4yahweh
http://www.flickr.com/photos/72265268@N08
NOW, The Most Holy Christ King Yeshua reigns!

595 days ago
10.

Flyboy    

DaveT, what the problem is, is pretty simple here------there is a reason why LGBTQ teen suicide rates are so high. There is a reason there aren't openly non-heterosexual players. Comments like this contribute to a culture that was are moving past, and that is a culture that stigmatized and demonized gay people into the closet. And that isn't OK. That's why there has been severe backlash. We all have our opinions but some tact would have been nice, and Chris Culliver displayed none of it. What he said was blatant, that he doesn't accept gay people, doesn't want them on his team and doesn't think they should be in the league and come out until 10 years after retiring.

The comments he made were at the very least incredibly callous, and there are consequences for such offensive speech in today's society.

595 days ago
11.

Annette    

Hello... The San Francisco 49ers he must have been hit in the head too many times....he best not walk down Castro street anytime soon.

595 days ago
12.

Truth    

Still beating this guy up because he has a different opinion from yours? How CIVIL. How Obama. How so very liberal. And he's going to play in the Super Bowl whether you like it or not. It's not your decision.

595 days ago
13.

Truth    

BTW, Obama doesn't really like gay people. That's just another way he has duped you.

595 days ago
14.

HRH Prince Michael    

@Truth: Lately, I've heard a lot about your Pharaoh and some dude named "Reggie Love".
Creepy, creepy stuff.
"...and The Truth shall set you free."

595 days ago
15.

Mikey    

Chris doesn't wanna have sex with gay guys or hang out naked with them in the locker room. Whats wrong with that? He doesn't have to love everyones lifestyle.

595 days ago
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