San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris
Culliver will work with The Trevor Project following his anti-gay
remarks this week.
After undergoing sensitivity training
and education, Culliver will volunteer for the organization, which
provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBT
Culliver, whose team will play in
Sunday's Super Bowl, has apologized in a statement and again in front
of the media for saying that a gay player would not be welcome in the
“No, we don't got no gay people on
the team,” the 24-year-old Culliver said. “You know, they gotta
get up out of here if they do. Can't be with that sweet stuff.”
Ayanbadejo to Chris Culliver: Love, accept everybody.)
Lauren McGinnis, communications
director for The Trevor Project, said the organization looks forward
to helping Culliver become a better role model.
“We really feel that education about
LGBT youth and the challenges they face is a great way to get [Chris]
started on the right path, especially since he's a role model and
there are kids all over the country with his poster on the wall, his
jersey – his fans that take his words and actions to heart,”
McGinnis said in a statement.