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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Cornerback Chris Culliver of the San Francisco 49ers was arrested Friday in San Jose on hit-and-run and weapons possession, according to San Jose Police.
Police spokesman Albert Morales told KCBS that police received a 911 call about the collision at 10:21 a.m. Culliver, driving a White Ford Mustang, hit and injured a bicyclist near the intersection of Tully Road and South 7th St. in San Jose, according to Morales.
Culliver fled the scene, hitting another car in the process and was followed by the driver of the car who was hit, Morales said.
The witness followed Culliver to Mekler Drive and Senter Road where the witness blocked Culliver’s car on the street and waited for police to arrive, according to Morales. Officers who searched Culliver’s found brass knuckles, Morales said.
Culliver, who was driving with a suspended license, was booked into Santa Clara County Jail on felony hit and run, reckless driving and weapons possession.
The bicyclist was not seriously injured, according to police.
The 49ers issued a statement from general manager Trent Baalke, “The 49ers organization is aware of the recent matter involving Chris Culliver. 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 gained national notoriety during the 49ers last Super Bowl appearance for his derogatory comments on gays, for which he later apologized.
Since then, Culliver has been working to redeem himself within the LGBT community.