| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:45 AM
The significance of Missouri defensive end and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam's ground-breaking revelation that he's gay immediately struck a chord with former Ravens linebacker and special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo.
Ayanbadejo regards Sam as a...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 7:51 AM
Predictably enough, Ravens center Matt Birk’s opposition to same-sex marriage has caught the attention of Vikings punter Chris Kluwe.
In response to an op-ed Birk penned in support of, as he wrote, “preserving marriage as the sacred union...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo wasn't the only athlete stunned by a letter from a Maryland politician urging the Ravens to silence the outspoken Ayanbadejo due to his support for same-sex marriage.
In an open response to the letter written by Maryland...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 8:23 AM
With the national spotlight shining on the Super Bowl-bound Ravens this week, linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is apparently hoping to divert some attention off the gridiron.
According to New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, just hours after Baltimore&...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 6:54 PM
In an interview with The Baltimore Sun, NFL Players Association president Domonique Foxworth said Friday that he was disappointed in Maryland House of Delegates member Emmett C. Burns Jr., a Democrat from Baltimore County, who sent a letter to Ravens...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:16 PM
Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo said Friday he was surprised that Maryland Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr., a Democrat from Baltimore County, sent a letter to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti urging him to silence his outspoken player, who has long been a vocal...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, two of the NFL's most outspoken advocates of gay marriage, have taken their fight to the highest court.
The two filed an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 7:59 AM
The latest evidence that Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo won't be muzzled about his support for same-sex marriage: He is hosting a Monday Night football party for the cause.
Gov. Martin O'Malley this morning applauded Ayanbadejo for "tackling the...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is among a group of football players who have put their names and jersey numbers on a T-shirt line that celebrates LGBT Pride Month.
The NFL Players' Association has launched a One Team Pride Shirts T-shirt line meant...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 6:15 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:45 AM
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...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Continuing to address the age and flexibility of their roster, the Ravens are planning to release reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, a veteran known primarily for his work on special teams and his advocacy of same-sex marriage.
The move is expected...