I would just encourage you to stay the path in your own coaching style and belief system. Putting myself in the position of an aspiring coach for a moment, I think it's more important to preach faith and belief in the context of the sport itself rather than in the context of something as supposedly personal as religion or a personal God. And like you, I would hope any God would be paying attention to something other than the Baltimore Ravens, as much as I love them.
“We support Brendon’s right to freedom of speech under the First Amendment,” Cass said.
Ayanbadejo was nervous that his actions could impact the Ravens’ fan base. That was until Cass stopped him in the hallway outside the team’s dining room Friday afternoon. Ayanbadejo recounted their exchange to a group of reporters immediately afterwards.
“[He said] we’re in support of you and it’s good that you’re able to voice your opinion and say how you feel,” Ayanbadejo said. “Dick personally told me, ‘We’re not an organization that discriminates.’”
Ayanbadejo said the two talked about the changing sentiment about same-sex marriage, both nationally and within locker rooms. The conversation left Ayanbadejo ecstatic.
“It really made my day that Dick Cass went out of his way to talk to me today and support me, and that it came down from Mr. Bisciotti,” he said. “The Ravens organization is everything that I ever thought it was. It kind of made me feel even deeper rooted in this organization.”