Linebackers Scott Fujita and Brendon Ayanbadejo, and punter Chris Kluwe have long championed gay rights, and all think NFL locker rooms could handle a gay teammate. On Thursday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell weighed in on the matter.
Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asanta Samuel doesn't see a need for gay players to announce their sexuality, "Straight people aren't announcing they're straight, so why does everybody have to announce their sexuality?"
Hours after Brendon Ayanbadejo told the Baltimore Sun that 'There are up to four players being talked to right now and they're trying to be organized so they can come out (as gay) on the same day together,' the recently released Ravens linebacker found himself backtracking on the details.
On Thursday, hours after the Ravens officially released Brendon Ayanbadejo, and Newsday spoke with the special teams standout about whether his prominent involvement in gay-rights causes had something to do with his release, Ayanabadejo took to Twitter to set the record straight.
On Thursday, the Ravens officially released linebacker and special teams standout Brendon Ayanbadejo. Conventional wisdom was that the move had to do with Ayanbadejo's age (37), his 2013 salary ($940,000), and that he was relegated to mostly special teams duty.