Brendon Ayanbadejo Implies Miami Traded Him For Taking Paternity Leave

The fuss about Daniel Murphy missing two games to be there for the birth of his son seemed like a total nontroversy—the Mets were OK with it, and their fans were OK with it. (Seriously. It's two games. And Daniel Murphy. And the 2014 Mets.) The only people upset were New York radio hosts. But the debate on taking… »4/04/14 9:27am4/04/14 9:27am


Brendon Ayanbadejo Is "In Talks With A Handful Of Players Who Are Considering" Coming Out Of The Closet

It's perfect that the first NFL players to come out of the closet—indeed, the first active players in any North American sport—will do so after a protracted negotiation that resembles collective contract bargaining, except with less salary caps and signing bonuses and more public declarations of sexual preference. »4/06/13 9:30am4/06/13 9:30am

Brendon Ayanbadejo Was Cut Because He's Old And Expensive, Not Because He Supports Gay Marriage

The Ravens released linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo yesterday afternoon, after five seasons in Baltimore. Ayanbadejo spent most of his tenure on special teams, and never once made the kind of news for his play that he did for his vocal support of a Maryland same-sex marriage ballot initiative. So maybe it's fitting… »4/05/13 9:18am4/05/13 9:18am

Chris Kluwe And Brendon Ayanbadejo File A "Cockmonster"-Free Marriage-Equality Brief With The Supreme Court

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo have been the most outspoken proponents of gay marriage in the NFL, if not in all of sports. This fall, they found themselves on the right side of gay-marriage referendums in their respective states, Minnesota and Maryland, whereupon both Kluwe and… »2/28/13 2:35pm2/28/13 2:35pm

Brendon Ayanbadejo Is Already Chirping About The Patriots' "Gimmick" Offense

Ravens LB Brendon Ayanbadejo made headlines last summer when he very publicly announced his support of Maryland's gay-marriage referendum. Now he's opening himself up to an even more hateful bunch of opponents—Pats fans. (See?) Ayanbadejo didn't even wait for New England to finish its asskicking of Houston before… »1/14/13 10:05am1/14/13 10:05am

Thanks To Chris Kluwe, Gay-Baiting Maryland Legislator Decides NFL Players Have A Right To Say What They Think After All

Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. probably had quite a weekend. After Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo expressed his support for Maryland's upcoming ballot initiative to legalize gay marriage, Burns wrote a letter to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti that basically said football players who disagree… »9/10/12 10:45am9/10/12 10:45am