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49ers Legend Ronnie Lott

Chris Culliver


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


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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A black athlete saying a gay individual is not allowed somewhere.....isn't that an interesting topic of conversation.

600 days ago


Are you people nuts? Did anybody ask if the Raven player that advocates marriage between same sex partners is going to be allowed to play? You know, over 50 percent of the population disagrees with same sex marriage. So, that's a lot more people offended than are offended by Culliver's OPINION. Your intolerance of the opinion of others is unbelievable.

600 days ago


Then when a female is eventually allowed to play she should join with the understanding that if your going to play on a male team you will be required to share your teams locker room.Lets just make the whole U.S. system this liberated hippy unbiased free love good will to all men that the slow witted will have you believe is possible.I voted for Obama but whats changed its the same system of pacification that was always existed in our good ole boy society.Wake up and realize everyone has a role to play in this life and your decisions dictate that.Bitter with the sweet when you blaze trails don't whine and complain about the intolerable conditions of the woods.Maybe we should demand that god allows us to breath in outter space as we do without devices on earth next.Everything in this life does not need an adjustment

600 days ago


Well Ronnie Lotts straight men do not want gay men in the same shower with them or any place else when undressing. Bi-sexual and gay men would love to be in the same shower or dress room. Maybe the President is a closet man himself today you never know what a man is not even his wife or better half. Chris spoke for many straight NFL players only thing Chris didn't understand the way the game is played. Many NFL owners, managers, media, news broadcaster are gay.

599 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

when are all these liberal 'no values' nutjobs going to go harangue some CONSERVATIVE moslems or jews about their 'absurd stance' on 'god and homosexuality'? low lives like this apparent homosexual who himself is TOO EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT IT IN FRONT OF THIS VERY MANLY ATHLETIC CROWD.. just because you found some weird way of sneaking into the sexual back door for some mentally ill lust and pleasure, doesn't mean that the whole world needs to utterly approve of you. it's the same idea of freaks who 'wait specifically for the 18th birthday' of girls, to devirgin them. sure, now they are 'legals', cool word, right, and it's now morally totally sound to make it a fetish to wait for their 18th birthday to have sex with them as their 'first'. in reality, even though the legality of this, it is still mentally sick, mentally ill. i think the gay community proves plenty enough that they are emotionally and mentally sick and ill. not even talking about aids and std's.

599 days ago
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