Originally written April 10, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
Last week, the Baltimore Ravens cut Brendon Ayanbadejo. The Ravens certainly have salary cap issues. With departures of Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Matt Birk and Anquan Boldin the defending champions seem to be in a full rebuilding mode. Maybe Ayanbadejo was just a victim of these factors. Maybe not. Even he will admit that his play has dropped off recently, but he believes his release was hastened by his vocal support of gay marriage. The Ravens have denied this. The only reason most people know Ayanbadejo’s name is because of his support of gay marriage. He is a serviceable player, but mainly just on special teams. The issue of gay marriage is a very divisive one. It is possible that the Ravens decided to part with Ayanbadejo because they were tired of the attention, both positive and negative, he bought to the team. If that is the case, nobody should be more worried about his job than Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. You could make the argument that Kluwe is ev...
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