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Chris Culliver arrested for hit and run, possessing brass knuckles

Chris Culliver AP

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was arrested today and charged with two felonies, one for a hit and run and one for possessing brass knuckles.

KTVU reports that a car driven by Culliver hit a person riding a bicycle and fled. A witness followed Culliver’s Mustang, blocked it in and called police. Culliver allegedly got out of his car, threatened the witness with brass knuckles and then got back in his car and tried to flee, hitting the witness’s car in the process. Police arrived and arrested Culliver. The bicyclist was treated for minor injuries.

Culliver faces charges of felony hit and run and reckless driving causing an injury for hitting the bicyclist and misdemeanor hit and run for hitting the vehicle. He also faces a charge of felony possession of brass knuckles.

The 49ers have released the standard statement teams release when a player gets arrested.

“The 49ers organization is aware of the recent matter involving Chris Culliver,” the statement said. “We will remain in contact with Chris and the local authorities as we continue to gather the facts regarding this situation. As this is an ongoing legal matter, we will reserve further comment at this time.”

Culliver is best known for making anti-gay comments during a media event before last year’s Super Bowl. He later apologized.

The 25-year-old Culliver missed the entire 2013 season with a knee injury.

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83 Responses to “Chris Culliver arrested for hit and run, possessing brass knuckles”
  1. mrwalterisgod says: Mar 28, 2014 8:10 PM

    Another marvelous person in the 49ers organization.

    Still above reproach, Jim?

  2. elwaysagenius says: Mar 28, 2014 8:11 PM

    What a nice guy

  3. waldoampere says: Mar 28, 2014 8:11 PM

    It’s a proud day for the NFL.

  4. zenrooster says: Mar 28, 2014 8:12 PM

    Lovely Chris. I see you have been getting your life back on track. #smh

  5. alshonbrandontandem says: Mar 28, 2014 8:12 PM

    Chris Culliver just got cut.

  6. sumkat says: Mar 28, 2014 8:13 PM

    Brass Knuckles are a felony?

    Learn something new every day

  7. petehemlock says: Mar 28, 2014 8:13 PM

    Having brass knuckles is a felony?

  8. gixrider says: Mar 28, 2014 8:13 PM

    Brass knuckles?? How 1978 of him…..

  9. fugginswheat says: Mar 28, 2014 8:14 PM

    Stay classy San Francisco!!!

  10. dylanb13 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:14 PM

    What a stand-up kinda guy. Reset the arrest counter.

  11. barsfordays says: Mar 28, 2014 8:15 PM

    This guy is a problem and they got rid Carlos Rogers and Tarell Brown for him. Questionable moves by the 49ers. Time to cut this guy and replace him with a vet like Jabari Greer or Asante Samuel and draft a corner in the high rounds. Nobody needs a guy like this on there team.

  12. bsizemore68 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:15 PM

    There is no cure for stupid. Bill

  13. niners816 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:15 PM

    Who does he think he is? Lawrence Phillips? What a goon. Cut him.

    Signed,
    A Niners fan

  14. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 28, 2014 8:16 PM

    Disgusting.

  15. expertop says: Mar 28, 2014 8:16 PM

    It was part of his rehab.

  16. chaypin says: Mar 28, 2014 8:16 PM

    What?! Another criminal 49er being a danger to society?!? I would have never guessed…

  17. jnova80 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:17 PM

    Mustang drivers…

  18. skololvikings says: Mar 28, 2014 8:17 PM

    San Francisco 49ers – “Above reproach in everything.” Right Jim?

  19. goldbloodedindfw says: Mar 28, 2014 8:17 PM

    Time to cut this guy. What an idiot.

  20. jburns52 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:18 PM

    Or best known for getting burned by Jacoby in front of the whole world

  21. cursedvikings1998 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:18 PM

    Beauty fades, but stupid is forever.

    -Judge Judy.

  22. wecj3381wecj3381 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:20 PM

    49ers are heading for a collapse. Tried to trade their coach. Kaep was figured out to an extent. Harbaugh’s act is starting to wear on the team and management.

    Their window won’t be open forever. Their defense wasn’t nearly as good this past season as it was the year before. It will be interesting to see how they respond. I could see them going 9-7 next year and missing the playoffs.

  23. cwk22 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:20 PM

    And he will miss the 2014 season too!

  24. dfwhawkguy says: Mar 28, 2014 8:21 PM

    Classic 9’ers. Criminals up and down that roster.

  25. wiskybuck says: Mar 28, 2014 8:21 PM

    Props to the witness!

  26. slbasegame257 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:22 PM

    Just like Harbaugh said, Culliver came with some knuckles! GO SEAHAWKS

  27. pftaddict says: Mar 28, 2014 8:22 PM

    Time to reset the days without an arrest count.

  28. fc187 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:22 PM

    Brass knuckles.

    Looks like he will miss the 2014 season as well.

  29. niner13 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:22 PM

    Looking for a felony-free cornerback. Are there any?

  30. surfinbird1 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:22 PM

    Ozzie, another cornerback for you.

  31. stunzeed5 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:23 PM

    Dang, 1957 called. Brass knuckles? He must have left his sock full of pennies at home.

  32. shackdelrio says: Mar 28, 2014 8:26 PM

    Have you seen my baseball???

  33. aceakking says: Mar 28, 2014 8:28 PM

    “Culliver hit a person riding a bicycle and fled.” What a coward, just like the 49ers and their fans.

  34. chicagosports2014 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:28 PM

    Cuz was trien nah gett little!

  35. bert1913 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:29 PM

    another role model from the santa clara 49ers

  36. mondzy805 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:29 PM

    He’ll get cut in June

  37. meatcarroll says: Mar 28, 2014 8:29 PM

    Jim Harbaugh: “We are above reproach!”

    Kiss Pete Carroll’s National Championship AND Super Bowl ring you fraudulent poser.

  38. 49ersdiehard says: Mar 28, 2014 8:31 PM

    Cully is a mental midget. The 49ers should cut him. He stunk it up in the Super Bowl vs. Anquan Boldin and the Ravens, last year.

  39. snoqualmkanem says: Mar 28, 2014 8:32 PM

    They’ll need to wait before they can take any action.
    If they don’t the NFL will likely impose a penalty of some type.
    This is serious enough that I hope it doesn’t get swept under the carpet.

  40. bricktop02 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:33 PM

    I guess brass knuckles are better than two cans of soda and a pillow case.

  41. onlyoneleft says: Mar 28, 2014 8:33 PM

    He learned a lot at South Carolina.

  42. jacobk621 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:36 PM

    Brass knuckles ??? What’s next nunchuck’s ???

  43. kirburnicus says: Mar 28, 2014 8:37 PM

    Do teams get fined if they don’t say “Gather the facts”?

  44. isphet71 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:40 PM

    Dude needs to go to prison if he ran over someone on their bike then took off. That’s really weak.

    It’s unfortunate, but only a slap on the wrist relatively if you hit someone on a bike and just face the music. But running away afterwards?

  45. southpaw79 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:41 PM

    He should be cut if this is true.
    Funny seeing Seahawks fans in here since they do not seem to have a problem with Marshawn Lynch and his hit and run.

  46. myworldurjuslivinit says: Mar 28, 2014 8:41 PM

    “The 25-year-old Culliver missed the entire 2013 season with a knee injury.”…

    They 26-year old Culliver will miss the entire 2014 season with a felony.

  47. sfsugator says: Mar 28, 2014 8:42 PM

    He’s not very smart.

  48. aceakking says: Mar 28, 2014 8:48 PM

    This is a sign that bad things will come for the 49ers this season.

  49. jtm12180 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:49 PM

    As a South Carolina diehard, this guy has so much potential and is absolutely pissing it all away…smh

  50. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 28, 2014 8:51 PM

    The quick twitch athleticism required to play the position seems to be inversely proportional to intelligence quotient.

  51. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 28, 2014 8:53 PM

    Cyclists and vegetarians aren’t welcome in Chris’ locker room either.

  52. z06vision says: Mar 28, 2014 8:54 PM

    They were not his. He borrowed him from his friend Ray Rice who said they work great!

  53. dillpx183 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:55 PM

    The NFL really has to start cracking down hard on their players and holding them accountable. I know the NFL has more players but you just don’t see this constant level of stupidity with the other major sports. It has to be a league embarrassment to have a player arrested every other day from everything from hit and runs to murders and dog fighting. Start banning people for life, get the trash out of the league.

  54. God Waves His Terrible Towel™ says: Mar 28, 2014 8:56 PM

    The Steelers are God’s team.

  55. nagaswan says: Mar 28, 2014 8:56 PM

    classic, why wasn’t this filmed?

  56. mrneto72 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:57 PM

    Blame it on concussions and Sue the NFL

  57. eastcoastniner says: Mar 28, 2014 8:58 PM

    ahhh Shehawks fans. Just waiting until you came out of the woodwork….just like the little cretins you are. You might want to check your house before getting all high-and-might on everyone

  58. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 28, 2014 9:00 PM

    Culliver scored 9 on the Wonderlic test. He was THAT close to double digits.

  59. shayeezy says: Mar 28, 2014 9:06 PM

    every time i watched the 9ers, this guy was getting burnt.

  60. snoqualmkanem says: Mar 28, 2014 9:07 PM

    Marshawn was not a member of the Seahawks during that hit and run incident. (He was a Buffalo Bill) so no real reason for Seattle fans not to speak out against a niner player.

    So not sure why you would expect Seahawk fans not to comment.

    Just because they are the rivals?

    Marshawn did have a DWI in Oakland a few years back and that case has been settled.

  61. russellwilsonismymvp says: Mar 28, 2014 9:10 PM

    I guarantee that the cowardly Jim Harbaugh won’t cut him. Watch.

  62. Brinke says: Mar 28, 2014 9:19 PM

    The Raiders await.

  63. 12hawksfan1976 says: Mar 28, 2014 9:28 PM

    He was probably headed to a house party with Aldon Smith.

  64. motsuret06 says: Mar 28, 2014 9:29 PM

    That sound you hear will soon be the cutting of Chris Culliver

  65. shirkophobe says: Mar 28, 2014 9:29 PM

    BTW, Marshawn’s hit and run occurred years ago while he was still a Bill. His DUI is still up in the air, I believe. We’ll see. Meanwhile, # GOHAWKS

  66. shaggytoodle says: Mar 28, 2014 9:58 PM

    I wonder if he will get the Aldon Smith treatment, or the treatment where since he is expendable he is just All Done.

  67. whatjusthapped says: Mar 28, 2014 10:03 PM

    Felony for the brass knuckles is in the same neighborhood as carrying an illegal firearm.

    My guess is Goodell will come down hard with a year’s suspension.

  68. alewatcher says: Mar 28, 2014 10:26 PM

    That sound you heard was Culliver’s career going down the toilet.

  69. raiderspy1 says: Mar 28, 2014 10:38 PM

    a real idiot, but I bet he doesn’t think so.

  70. youplayinfoosball says: Mar 28, 2014 10:49 PM

    Welcome to the cutting room floor bud

  71. loyalraven says: Mar 28, 2014 11:10 PM

    Karma always finds it way to those who deserve it.

  72. trollaikman8 says: Mar 28, 2014 11:46 PM

    Are the 49ers the new mid-90’s Cowboys?
    … Minus the SB victories.

  73. dlk47823 says: Mar 29, 2014 1:47 AM

    Some guys just don’t get it

  74. latenightroach says: Mar 29, 2014 3:25 AM

    So this makes three 49er’s arrested in the past five months now.

  75. rukkus1 says: Mar 29, 2014 7:00 AM

    How the league hasn’t started banning people left and right is beyond me. If I caught a felony I’d be out of a job and would never have a decent one afterwards…. yet the nfl has multiple felons on every team.

  76. daubs17 says: Mar 29, 2014 9:51 AM

    funny because if this was you or me, we’d be charged with multiple felonies and be sent to prison. Guarantee Culliver doesnt serve a day, pays a fine gets probation and will be on the firld Week 1.

  77. loriann1 says: Mar 29, 2014 10:59 AM

    Glad the Eagles got rid of him. He can be replaced!

  78. vikesfan says: Mar 29, 2014 11:15 AM

    Chris Culliver and Chris Cook will be an interesting pair of cornerbacks.

  79. freddygx says: Mar 29, 2014 12:30 PM

    Head coach’s toughest job: keeping the “players” out of jail.

  80. RE LEE says: Mar 29, 2014 1:30 PM

    A real knucklehead. Promising future down the toilet.

  81. mortwannabe says: Mar 29, 2014 4:02 PM

    Maybe Richie Incognito can mentor him.

  82. higheriqthanyou says: Mar 29, 2014 6:38 PM

    Another fine Niner.

    He and Alden must be tight, both being above reproach and all.

  83. higheriqthanyou says: Mar 29, 2014 6:40 PM

    Brass knuckles?

    Those were popular about the last time the Niners won a SB.

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