NEW ORLEANS -- Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is one of the league's most outspoken players, so it's not surprising he had a strong take on 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver's anti-gay comments.
"On this team, with so many different personalities, we just accept people for who they are," Suggs said Thursday. "We really don't care too much about a person's sexuality. To each their own. You know who you are, that's who you are, and we accept you for it."
On Tuesday, Culliver was quoted as saying that neither he nor his 49ers teammates would welcome a gay player in the locker room.
"I don't do the gay guys, man. I don't do that," Culliver said during a taped, one-minute podcast with Artie Lange.
Suggs made it clear that he didn't hear the Lange interview with Culliver. Just the same, that doesn't change his open-arms stance.
"I didn't see how he said it, but that's his opinion," Suggs said of Culliver. "I don't think our team cares one way or another."
Culliver said if there are any gay players on the 49ers, he doesn't want them around.
"No, ain't got no gay people on the team," Culliver said. "They gotta get up outta here if they do. Can't be with that sweet stuff."
When asked if Suggs and his Ravens teammates would welcome a gay player in their locker room, he didn't hesitate with a firm response. He said the Ravens don't have an issue with any player, regardless of his sexual orientation.
"Absolutely not," Suggs said in reference to caring if a teammate announced that he is gay. "No, we wouldn't have a problem with it. We don't care. Our biggest thing in the locker room is just to have fun, stay loose.
"We don't really care too much about that. We're a football team. I said it yesterday; everybody deserves a certain amount of privacy. Who cares? Whatever a person's choice is, that'st heir choice."