Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling
has said he's played alongside gay players and it did not bother him.
In an apparent response to San
Francisco 49er cornerback Chris
Culliver's anti-gay remarks – and
quick apology – Schilling, 46, tweeted his thoughts on the
issue of openly gay professional athletes.
“Also, I've never understood this
'issue' with gay players?” Schilling wrote last week. “Who
cares? I know I played with some, their sexual orientation never
had much to ...”
“To do with how they hit with RISP,
or pitched in late and close situations, why the hell would what they
do in the bedroom ever matter?”
In a pre-Super Bowl interview,
Culliver said he would not welcome a gay player.
“I don't do the gay guys. Man, I
don't do that. No, we don't got no gay people on the team. You
know, they gotta get up out of here if they do,” he said.
Culliver apologized for his comments
and announced he would be working
with The Trevor Project, a non-profit dedicated to helping
troubled LGBT teens.