• Ravens cut Brendon Ayanbadejo

    Summary of 18 articles · Updated Apr 7, 2013
    Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo won’t be part of the title defense effort in Baltimore. There are up to four players being talked to right now and they're trying to be organized so they can come out on the same day together. Brendon Ayanbadejo on gay players coming out Free agent linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is walking back some of the controversial statements he made following his release from the Baltimore Ravens earlier this week. Ayanbadejo made the Pro Bowl in his first season with the Ravens after also making it twice while with the Chicago Bears. "Brendon was the first player we signed when we arrived in 2008, and he went to the Pro Bowl again that season," Harbaugh said in the team's statement. When that starts happening, why do you have that player around?” Ayanbadejo later clarified his comments on Twitter, writing: “Just a heads up I did an interview today and no way said I was cut because my views. Via Outsports.com, that was the upshot of Ayanbadejo’s Friday night appearancewith Anderson Cooper of CNN.
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      Many have wondered what the reaction will be to the first openly gay player in the NFL. But there are discussions based on reducing the pressure on that player by giving him company. Outspoken gay-rights advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo, formerly of the Rave…
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      Brendon Ayanbadejo wants to make it clear, he’s as big a proponent of the Ravens as he is gay marriage. While his earlier remarks gave the clear impression he thought his release was in part because of his outspoken advocacy, Ayanbadejo has circled back
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      He raises, then downplays, role his gay-rights activism might have played; team spokesman: 'We have always been respectful of Brendon's opinions'In New York, where he was to be honored at Thursday night's Straight for Equality Gala, Brendon Ayanbadejo s…
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