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Old 02-05-2013, 08:22 PM   #66
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Default Re: Niners CB says openly gay players would not be welcomed on the team

You want to talk about social issues at large? Fine, he's wrong in that regard. But this isn't about that. It's about the team. That's all this is about. That's what he said. They wouldn't be welcomed on the team. So bringing up the gay community is moot.

"Player doesn't seem remorseful", that's totally speculation. What makes what you said about him just satisfying what the front office wants to hear any more valid than me saying he was just caught up in the moment and was caught offguard with gotcha journalism?

"and it's important for people to understand that what Culliver said is unacceptable. It's bigotry" Nobody's denying he was wrong with what he said. But in the context of team dynamic (which is what this question was about), it doesn't matter. A gay player in the league who experienced it firsthand said it doesn't matter. He knows other gay players and presumably it doesn't matter for them. People on the team don't care about the type of stuff that Culliver said. Look at how Vernon Davis reacted. He wanted to help him understand why what he said was bad. That's what leaders on the teams do when stupid shit like this is said. It gets corrected without any need of media coverage. If strong leaders like him police the locker room and get rid of this way of thinking then gay players obviously are welcomed on the team.
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