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  1. #31
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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism



    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    In other words, a non story.
    More media playing a soap opera angle that doesn't exist.




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

    Sad. Declining play my man, nothing more.




  3. #33

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

    He was let go and now has the stage for all to hear. He said himself that he was making a lot of noise and attention. He should do what ever he feels that needs to be said. Ravens gave him a position to play and it's time for a new player to fill that position. If he came out , then he could get louder and claim he was release because he was gay. That would get him a lawsuit and maybe some money. Won't get him back on the team. If he still has the drive, maybe another team will pick him up.




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

    It is petty he even said it might have led to his release. The team had his back when others were calling him out.




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

    John Belushi cough....bullshit.




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

    Isn't the Harbaugh clan all hardcore Catholics? Makes you wonder what John thought of BA's gay marriage agenda. The Catholic church at least pretends to be opposed. Even though I'm pretty sure plenty of priests lean that way..




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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenboy2003 View Post
    Isn't the Harbaugh clan all hardcore Catholics? Makes you wonder what John thought of BA's gay marriage agenda. The Catholic church at least pretends to be opposed. Even though I'm pretty sure plenty of priests lean that way..
    Political debate aside...Doubtful the Ravens would get rid of a guy for their beliefs, even if they don't mesh with the HC or Ozzie or Bisciotti. Birk and BA were on opposite sides of that coin, they got along fine. BA even bought Birk a case of beer as a retirement gift for him.
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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenboy2003 View Post
    Isn't the Harbaugh clan all hardcore Catholics? Makes you wonder what John thought of BA's gay marriage agenda.
    Whatever he thought, he (& the rest of the management) probably recognized that saying anything other than "we support the right of our players to have opinions on the issues of the day" would only aggravate the situation & distract from the common goal of winning the Super Bowl.
    The Catholic church at least pretends to be opposed. Even though I'm pretty sure plenty of priests lean that way..
    Gay marriage is not an issue for priests--since they can't get married to anyone & remain priests.




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





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

    I printed out the cap spreadsheet a couple days after the Super Bowl. BA was one of the first guys I figured for a cut, along with Boldin and Leach. Things haven't played out exactly as I expected, but to say there is even any remote surprise about BA getting cut is ludicrous.

    In fact when we talked about it on the board here, someone said he'd probably get cut, then brought back under some kind of veteran exemption (?), something where they don't count towards the cap or something? I don't know, but I know his salary was way too high for a ST tackler in his late 30s, who is no longer at all effective at his "listed" ILB position, and there was no way the Ravens were going to pay him all that in 2013 just to play special teams, even though he is still good at it. No question in my mind. Especially with the way some of these guys like Anthony Allen and David Reed emerged as expert ST tacklers this year.

    I agree with his views and support him, but I also believe the Ravens supported him as well. He wasn't THAT controversial, and didn't garner THAT much attention. It was really a small, small sideline to the team as a whole and really didn't make an impact one way or the other on the team. This move was 100% football/salary.




  11. #41

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

    He is backtracking on twitter now.




  12. #42

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lovefootball View Post
    ...If he came out , then he could get louder and claim he was release because he was gay...
    Dude, just because he defends gay rights doesn't mean he's gay. He's straight, married and has two kids. He got into gay rights b/c he grew up in dorm full of gay students in California in the 80's (his dad worked there).

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--ra...152622969.html




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

    my question is why did oz wait this long, is this to make room to sign someone else????




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    Quote Originally Posted by rd1z View Post
    He is backtracking on twitter now.
    Clarifying a vague comment that was taken out of context by a reporter desperate for a story isn't backtracking.
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    Re: BA believes he was cut partially because of his activism

    37 YO Special Teams players get cut - no matter their outside football beliefs.




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