49ers cornerback Chris Culliver and his controversial comments about gay players in the NFL were the top Super Bowl story on Wednesday.
Culliver has since apologized. He repeated his remorse in a press conference Thursday morning. The 49ers also rejected his comments in a statement.
Many people affiliated with the Niners and Ravens have weighed in on Culliver’s homophobic remarks. We’ve compiled a list here of what some of those people have said, and reaction has been a mix of sympathy, support and throwing Culliver under the bus.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh:
“It’s going to impact him going forward. He will learn about himself. I hope and pray it affects him in a positive way going forward.”
“I do believe that there wasn’t malice in his heart,” Harbaugh said Thursday. “He’s not that kind of person. He’s not an ugly person, not a discriminating person.
“… That’s not who he is and not what believes in,” Harbaugh added. “It took the incident — to hear those words being said, and t