Football and politics meet again: Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and his wife have said they will give $100,000 to Maryland's same-sex marriage campaign.
The donation, reported first by the Washington Blade, is the latest in what is becoming quite the trend of the NFL involving itself in Maryland state politics.
The NFL and Maryland politics pattern started with Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo supporting same-sex marriage here. Then Vikings punter Chris Kluwe weighed-in to support Ayanbadejo when the Ravens player came under attack from a Maryland Democratic lawmaker.
Next Ravens center Matt Birk got in on the action. He's expected to release a video opposing same-sex marriage later today.
The major league support is bleeding over to other issues. The Redskins this week said they will support expanding gambling.
Former NFL commissioner gives $100K to support same-sex marriage
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