Seahawks punter Jon Ryan wants NFL to suspend Chris Culliver

Jon-Ryan-SeahawksSan Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has not made many friends during the week leading up to the Super Bowl. On Tuesday, Culliver made some extremely homophobic remarks that have led to an apology from him and somewhat of a public reprimand from the team. Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan feels as though that is not nearly enough.

Ryan tweeted on Thursday night that he believes Culliver should be suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his comments.

I highly doubt that will happen. The NFL likely doesn’t want to get into disciplining people for their beliefs, but you can see why Ryan feels so strongly about it. There are almost certainly several gay players in the NFL at the moment, so Culliver’s discriminatory comments about homosexuals are no different than a player making racist remarks about one of their teammates or opponents.

As a professional athlete who gets paid top dollar, one of Culliver’s responsibilities is to know that there’s a time and a place to express opinions like that. The week leading up to the Super Bowl in front of a national audience is neither the time, nor the place.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/len.ferreri Len Ferreri

    maybe this guy should read the 1st ammendment in the constitution…. as a football player , I guess it would be   over  his head!  more gay agenda crap, maybe he should be upset about the little guy not having a job and having their taxes raised.

  • stevebanzai

     This is nuts, how far have we come as to having any freedom to hold a differing view towards homosexuality. 49ers webzone had 35, yes thirty-five articles written by the media on Cullivers response to whether he would want gays in the Niner locker room. With that was a chiding response and distancing by the PR department, his coach and even the owner. It also must mean he’s a hate monger and intolerant of others, a real crap of a human being.

  • http://twitter.com/HonorStRaven Honor st raven

    Len- maybe you should read the 1st Amendment. It only applies to the government punishing speech, not private organizations. 

  • King_Putz

    Oooh somebody has got their panties in a bunch. Betcha there’s going to be a lot of awkward moments in the Seattle locker room.