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‘Super’ gay controversy ahead of the weekend’s big game

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49er cornerback Chris Culliver found himself in a world of controversy ahead of this weekend's Super Bowl after saying that he would not embrace an openly gay teammate.

Culliver said earlier this week in a radio interview that he wasn't down with that “sweet stuff” when asked about the possibility of having of gay teammate.

The 49ers quickly released an apology on behalf of Culliver and, according to ESPN, Culliver himself apologized to reporters yesterday.

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NFL’s 49ers release ‘It Gets Better’ video

49ers It Gets Better

The San Francisco 49ers have released the first-ever “It Gets Better” video by a NFL team over the weekend. A handful of the team's players are featured, including defensive tackles Ricky Jean Francois and Isaac Sopoaga and safety Donte Whitner.

The video was the response to a petition started by San Francisco-native Sean Chapin.

Chapin also started a successful petition calling on Major League Baseball's Giants to release their own “It Gets Better” video in 2011.