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Lawsuit accuses Chris Culliver of threats, racial slur before arrest

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SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 27: Chris Culliver #29 of the San Francisco 49ers returning a kick off gets tackled by Shiloh Keo #31 of the Houston Texans during an NFL pre-season football game at Candlestick Park August 27, 2011 in San Francisco, California. The Texans won the game 30-7. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is accused of making threats and using a racial slur toward a 15-year-old boy before he was arrested and charged with hit-and-run and possession of brass knuckles.

According to, the boy’s family is suing Culliver, saying he struck the family’s SUV in his own car, and then called the 15-year-old boy a “low-life wetback.” Culliver is also accused of taking out brass knuckles and saying he would hurt the boy and his family if they didn’t get out of his way.

Culliver is also accused of striking a bicyclist with his car during the same incident.

The 25-year-old Culliver is best known for making anti-gay comments before the Super Bowl in 2013, prompting the 49ers to distance themselves from him. Culliver promised that he would learn from that incident. He has pleaded not guilty to the hit-and-run and brass knuckles charges.