San Francisco 49er cornerback Chris Culliver has paid a visit to the offices of The Trevor Project keeping a promise he made after making anti-gay remarks in an interview in January.
Culliver tweeted a photo of himself in front of a Trevor Project logo and wrote: ‘Great time at LGBTQ the Q is for (question).’
The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to gay and lesbian youngsters.
‘He wants to use his profile as a professional athlete to help,’ Culliver’s spokesman Theodore Palmer told The Sacramento Bee. ‘He wants to become a volunteer for the organization and become more active. He really learned a lot today.’
Culliver reached out to the group after he came under fire prior to the Super Bowl.
On a radio show in the days leading up to the big game, which his team lost to the Baltimore Ravens, Culliver had said there is no place for gays in the National Football League.
He had said: ‘I don’t do the gay guys man. I don’t do that. No, we don’t got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do.’
He was also been asked if gay athletes needed to keep their sexuality a secret and said: ‘Yeah, come out 10 years later after that.’