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Chris Culliver Visits the Trevor Project

San Francisco 49er makes good on his promise to make amends for his pre-Super Bowl anti-gay comments

Chris Culliver visits The Trevor Project
Chris Culliver visits The Trevor Project

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver, who said before the Super Bowl he does not want to play with a gay teammate, today visited the Trevor Project in Los Angeles, as he had promised to do.

Culliver tweeted from the Trevor Project offices:

Great time at LGBTQ the Q is for (question)

Think about the power of just that tweet. This is a guy who just a month ago said publicly he did not want to play with a gay teammate. Today he not only visited a "gay" organization, and he not only took a picture and tweeted about it, but he referred to it as LGBTQ and even explained the meaning of the Q for those who didn't know!

Some people want to destroy every athlete who says something bad about LGBT people, but this whole story is demonstrating the power of redemption. As I wrote after the controversy erupted, we should be thankful he said what he said as good can come of it. And it is.