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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism



    He won't be out of a job long.. Fox is thinking about bring back In Living Color and has the perfect spot for him.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OKwRsnWO84




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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism

    I could care less if I'm being honest.




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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism

    10 year veteran 5 of those years in a Ravens uniform. The real reason

    Gay rights advocate has nothing to do with him being let go.

    Looking at some stats the average NFL career is about 3.3 - 6.5 seasons. 10 seasons is more than 3.3 + 6.5.


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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenboy2003 View Post
    He won't be out of a job long.. Fox is thinking about bring back In Living Color and has the perfect spot for him.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OKwRsnWO84
    He's a homosexual because he supports equal rights for gays?

    Does that apply to whites who are opposed to discrimination against minorities because of their race or men who think women shouldn't be discriminated against because of their gender?




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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism

    Quote Originally Posted by Raveninwoodlawn View Post
    Players have a hard time understanding the real reason(s) why they are let go by teams.

    So they come up with stuff like this.
    I applaud him for his stance on gay rights, discrimination shouldnt be tolerated, but you hit the nail on the head. Some players would rather it be for a worse reason than that their own skill level has dropped. Hes reaching on this one but without being political the FO has plenty of reasons.
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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism

    I'd like to believe the author just took something out of context...since no one is able to read the article, I'll reserve judgement.

    I've been one of BA's biggest advocates, but I don't believe the Ravens would really do that, and if he really said it, that's sad and yes, would likely close the door on any kind of relationship with the club long term.
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    Call me a Special Teams coach again. I dare you! I double dare you, MFer!




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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...gn=Twitter_atl

    The Baltimore Ravens announced the release of linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo on Thursday. The three-time Pro Bowl selection known best for his special teams exploits believes the organization had ulterior motives.
    Ayanbadejo has been one of the most outspoken players in the NFL in support of same-sex marriage and equal gay rights.
    "My bark is louder than my bite," Ayanbadejo told Newsday reporter Tom Rock. "I make a lot of noise and garner a lot of attention for various things off the football field. When that starts happening, why do you have that player around?

    "I don't necessarily think that teams want this type of attention."

    Ayanbadejo admitted the entire decision wasn't made because of his activism. He was highly paid for a special teamer and the Ravens have been in cost-cutting mode since they won the Super Bowl.

    The organization never publicly took issue with Ayanbadejo, who has received more national attention for his stances than his play on the field. That was on full display at the Super Bowl.

    "I was a vocal guy and garnered a lot of attention," Ayanbadejo said. "I brought a lot of issues with me to the Super Bowl and the issues came up at the Super Bowl."

    We may never know if this actually played a part in the decision. The Ravens did have a legitimate reason for releasing Ayanbadejo, but teams have made decisions to part ways with players who drew too much attention to themselves. Hopefully this isn't one of those cases.

    Ayanbadejo's thoughts, real or not, is one of the reasons players hesitate to speak out on non-football issues. And it's one of many reasons a gay player would hesitate to announce his sexuality while still in the league.




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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism

    yawn...out of context, nothing to see here.
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    “When I think of a Baltimore Raven - we go in there, we take your lunch box, we take your sandwich, we take your juice box, we take your applesauce, and we take your spork and we break it. And we leave you with an empty lunch. That’s the Baltimore Raven way.” - Steve Smith Sr.


    Call me a Special Teams coach again. I dare you! I double dare you, MFer!




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    That's why I wanted the quotes as they make a lot more sense than just having a "Ayanbadejo says he was cut because of his stance on gay marriage"...or even the title of this NFL article.


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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism

    Ravens response from a Sun article...

    The Ravens, who officially announced Ayanbadejo’s release Thursday after he spent five seasons with them playing primarily on special teams, denied that the player’s views and outspoken nature had anything to do with the roster decision.

    “We’re surprised that he would indicate this. We have always been respectful of Brendon’s opinions and his right to express those,” said Kevin Byrne, the Ravens' senior vice president for public and community relations. “Our decision regarding his departure from the team has everything to do with football. Nothing else.”
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    “When I think of a Baltimore Raven - we go in there, we take your lunch box, we take your sandwich, we take your juice box, we take your applesauce, and we take your spork and we break it. And we leave you with an empty lunch. That’s the Baltimore Raven way.” - Steve Smith Sr.


    Call me a Special Teams coach again. I dare you! I double dare you, MFer!




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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenboy2003 View Post
    He won't be out of a job long.. Fox is thinking about bring back In Living Color and has the perfect spot for him.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OKwRsnWO84
    Beyond lame, 20 years dated, and probably offensive for the past 10 years or so. It's 2013.

    With all that said, Brendon Ayanbadejo was cut because he's old. His advocacy was not an issue.
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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism

    I agree with Ayanbadejo's stance on the public policy at issue at hand, but I find his insinuation ludicrous. He has been outspoken in support of gay marriage for years. He was similarly outspoken last year -- and the Ravens resigned him to a three year contract knowing his record of advocacy and in spite of his age. He needs to start thinking clearly on why he was released, accept it and move on. If the Ravens were going to use his advocacy against him, they would have done it last year -- or years before.




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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism

    Wasn't there a big issue where a state representative wrote Bisciotti and asked him to have BA silenced and Bisciotti came back and said they would do no such thing?

    Yeah...here
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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism

    in my opinion what he's saying is the same thing a lot of people have been saying about Pollard, Reed and Boldin, that the Ravens are parting ways with the loud guys, just because they are loud guys, and that just isn't true.




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