Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 1/14/13

On Sunday night, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo ripped the New England Patriots for running a “gimmick” offense against the Houston Texans and basically called them cheaters. He even referenced Spygate and ended his rant with a simple “18-1″ callout after a number of Patriots fans began blasting him on Twitter. Either Ayanbadejo woke up with a clear head on Monday morning, or someone from the Ravens organization told him that his comments were completely unnecessary. I made selfish comments on twitter last night that reflected poorly upon myself, my teammates, and the organization. For that I apologize. — Brendon Ayanbadejo (@brendon310) January 14, 2013 Whether you agree with Ayanabadejo that the Patriots’ quick-snap offense is sneaky or not, most of his comments were pointless. There’s enough history between New England and Baltimore where bulletin board material is not needed — especially this early in the week. When reading the tweets, I got the impression that Ayanbadejo was simply hoping the Texans would win and decided to vent about it once the Patriots began blowing them out. Instead of complaining about the way New England runs its offense, the Ravens linebacker should be working with his team to figure out ways to counter it. It’s probably safe to assume we won’t be hearing much from him again until Sunday, which unfortunately for all of us football fans is still a full six days away. The post Brendon Ayanbadejo apologizes for ripping Patriots on Twitter appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Ravens LB Brendon Ayanbadejo blasts Patriots for running sneaky offense Brendon Ayanbadejo Says the Two Best Teams Are Not in the Super Bowl, Calls Joe Flacco a ‘Nobody’ and More Matt Birk Compares Patriots to Yankees, Patriots Fans Quiver

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