And now someone is using my name
February 1, 2013 7:08 AM Subscribe
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San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver
gave an interview this week stating, among other remarks, that "we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do."
Although he has since apologized for the remarks, the backlash continued yesterday 49ers' linebacker Ahmad Brooks and nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga
, both of whom participated in the team's widely-praised "It Gets Better" video
last summer, have denied ever producing the clip.
"This is America and if someone wants to be gay, they can be gay," Brooks told the publication. "But I didn't make any video." Later, after he was reportedly shown the video on an iPhone, the player clarified, "Oh, that. It was an anti-bullying video, not a gay [rights] video."
Even more curiously, Sopoaga similarly denied taking part in the clip, even as a teammate reportedly tried to jog his memory. "I never went," he declared. "And now someone is using my name."
"It Gets Better" project founder Dan Savage tweeted
last night: We've removed the #49ers #ItGetsBetter video from our website. http://huff.to/YmkK2S #homophobia #NFL #horseshit
The 49ers face the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday in t he Superbowl.