Baltimore Ravens linebacker (special teams), Brendon Ayanbadejo, is shopping around for a cause to advocate. In the wake of the Ravens run for Super Bowl glory, and with less than a week until game-time, the player's thoughts appear to be wandering. Ayanbadejo wants to use the NFL Super Bowl fever, and publicity, to perpetrate an agenda to promote 'Gay Marriage.'
This is Ayanbadejo's first appearance in the big game, and his focus appears to be divided between, the game, a gay marriage agenda, and family concerns.
Jan. 28, The Washington Times cites Ayanbadejo's interview with Fox News, "Ayanbadejo wrote an email to a gay acquaintance asking, “Is there anything I can do for marriage equality or anti-bullying over the next couple of weeks to harness this Super Bowl media?”
In the player's own statement, his advocacy is a toss-up between 'marriage equality' or 'anti-bullying.' The player claims that his interest in gay marriage equality, stems from his background and a family association.
Reportedly, a relative of the linebacker, held a Director's title, related to housing at a college dorm, for Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender students.
According to Fox News, NFL officials acknowledge Ayanbadejo's right to free speech. In a statement, the NFL concedes, "Ayanbadejo is allowed to express his personal views, and the Ravens have always supported his right to free speech.”
Ayanbadejo apparently has a second agenda in his gay marriage advocacy. He openly wants to use his advocacy to secure a guest appearance on a talk show. Ayanbadejo expressed interest in appearing on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show." DeGeneres is an openly gay, celebrity.