San Francisco 49ers defensive back Chris Culliver has received boatloads of backlash for his provocative comments regarding gay players in the locker room.
Culliver this week told Artie Lange that the 49ers don't have any gay players on their team, and if they did they would not be welcome in the locker room.
While Culliver's comments were widely rejected by his team, other players and in the media, it is unclear whether the NFL will level any punishment on Culliver. But should the league be more concerned? At least one player thinks so.
On Friday, Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan tweeted that Commissioner Roger Goodell should go as far as to suspend Culliver for his remarks.
If Chris Culliver isn't suspended by Goodell then I am absolutely embarrassed to be part of a league that accepts this type of behavior.
— Jon Ryan (@JonRyan9) February 1, 2013
A suspension is unlikely, but Ryan deserves kudos for his bold stance. The more players like Ryan who join vocal equality activists Brendon Ayanbadejo and Chris Kluwe, the more gay players will feel comfortable in the ranks of the NFL.