Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo says he will use the media’s attention during the Super Bowl to discuss his stance on gay marriage (Credit: AP Photo) The last time we heard from Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo he was trash talking the New England Patriots via Twitter prior to the AFC Championship game. Ayanbadejo later went on to apologize and his team beat the Patriots, in Foxboro, to claim a spot in next Sunday’s Super Bowl. With less than a week before Super Bowl XLVII, the Ravens and 49ers will spend their next few days participating in practices, walk-throughs and plenty of media interviews. Ayanbadejo plans on using the increased media attention to support a rather controversial topic in America, gay marriage. “It’s one of those times when you’re really passionate and in your zone,” Ayanbadejo said.  “And I got to thinking about all kinds of things, and I thought:  ‘How can we get our message out there?’” Ayanbadejo added that if the Ravens win the Super Bowl, he wants to make an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Unfortunately, Ayanbadejo may not have the support of all of his teammates on this topic. In October, it was reported that Ravens center Matt Birk wrote an opinion piece in the Minneapolis Star Tribune opposing gay marriage. Whether your agree or disagree with Ayanbadejo’s view on the subject, it is admirable that he is using the media’s attention for something he is passionate about, instead of trivial things.   The post Ayanbadejo plans to use Super Bowl to promote same-sex marriage appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.

2 Comments:
  • Here we go again, bash someone who wants to do something good, but media showers criminals like Ray Lewis. Pathetic
  • Good for him. Equality is supposed to be a cornerstone of American life. We need more people speaking out about this, until all the bigots crawl back under their rocks.
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