If the 49ers win the Super Bowl, 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver possibly will go to Disneyland. Win or lose, he’ll be going back to school, too.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Culliver will receive sensitivity training in the wake of his grossly insensitive comments from media day regarding the possibility of having a gay teammate. Eventually, Culliver will do volunteer work with the Trevor Project, a group that provides crisis and suicide intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths.
“He’s so passionate about youth and people being comfortable with who they are and accepted by all,” a P.R. representative for Culliver told the Associated Press. “He’s excited to learn. The plan is with the Trevor Project, and their concerns are that he is genuine about his words. . . .
“It’s just an opportunity for him to learn about his comments and educate himself about the LGBT community, and grow,” the spokesman added. “It’s the first step in learning about his words.”
Actually, the first step came when Culliver faced a throng of media members who grilled him about the comments the day after they came to light. And plenty of steps will be needed before anyone believes he truly means what he’s saying, now that the things he said got him in hot water.