Two San Francisco 49ers players have
denied that they appeared in an It Gets Better video.
Speaking to USA Today,
linebacker Ahmad Brooks and defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga insisted
they never made the video when asked about their support for gay
rights in connection to teammate Chris Culliver's recent anti-gay
Ayanbadejo to Chris Culliver: Love, accept everybody.)
In the video, safety Donte Whitner
says, “The San Francisco 49ers are proud to join ItGetsBetter.org,
to let all LGBT teens know that it gets better.”
“I didn't make any video,” Brooks
said. “This is American and if someone wants to be gay, they can
be gay. It's their right. But I didn't make any video.”
“I think if I made a video, I'd
remember it,” he added.
When shown the video, Brooks responded:
“Oh, that. It was an anti-bullying video, not a gay [rights]
Sopoaga also denied making the video,
and refused to comment on it when reminded.
On Thursday, Dan Savage, a co-founder
of It Gets Better, tweeted, along with the hashtag #horseshit, that
the video had been removed from ItGetsBetter.org.
Whitner, Ahmad Brooks star in San Francisco 49ers “It Gets Better”