Former Gamecock Culliver jailed on suspicion of hit and run charges

SAN JOSE, Calif. (WACH/AP) -- Police say former Gamecock and current San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run and reckless driving after he drove a car into a bicyclist and fled.

San Jose police spokesman Albert Morales said Culliver was driving a white Ford Mustang when he hit the cyclist Friday morning near downtown San Jose. The bicyclist wasn't seriously hurt.

Morales says a witness followed the 25-year-old Culliver.

KTVU-TV reports authorities said Culliver got out of his car, threatened the eyewitness with brass knuckles and then got back into his vehicle and fled. In the process, he struck the eyewitnessâ?? car. Morales says that vehicle blocked Culliver's car until police arrived.

Culliver reportedly made bail and walked out of the Santa Clara County Jail shortly after 5 p.m. He did not speak to reporters.

San Francisco 49ers spokesman Bob Lange said the organization would remain in contact with Culliver and authorities as investigators gathered the facts.

According to jail records, Culliver is scheduled to appear in court April 11.

Two years ago,Culliver made headlines during Super Bowl week when he responded to comedian Artie Lange's questions by saying he wouldn't welcome a gay player in the locker room.

He also said the 49ers didn't have any homosexual players and, if they did, they should leave the team.

Culliver apologized and entered sensitivity training.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)