During Super Bowl media day, comedian Artie Lange asked second-year San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver his thoughts about ever having a gay teammate. Culliver responded, "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." The team issued a statement denouncing his remarks, and Culliver swiftly issued his own apology, saying, "The derogatory comments I made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how I feel."