Jump to content

Former Ravens LB :As many as 4 gay players could come out


JetsFanInDenver
 Share

Recommended Posts

Link:

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-ayanbadejo-says-release-wasnt-due-to-his-samesex-marriage-advocacy-the-ravens-did-the-right-thing-i-20130405,0,5781613.story

 

Relevant excerpt:

 

Ayanbadejo, who was given recognition along with Kluwe from former
NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue at the event Thursday night, predicted
that more than one player may come out as gay during their playing
career. Ayanbadejo said the groundwork is being laid to reduce the
pressure on such a player, and said as many as four players could
conceivably come out simultaneously.


"I think it will happen sooner than you think," Ayanbadejo said.
"We're in talks with a handful of players who are considering it. There
are up to four players being talked to right now and they're trying to
be organized so they can come out on the same day together. It would
make a major splash and take the pressure off one guy. It would be a
monumental day if a handful or a few guys come out.


"Of course, there would be backlash. If they could share the
backlash, it would be more positive. It's cool. It's exciting. We're in
talks with a few guys who are considering it. The NFL and organizations
are already being proactive and open if a player does it and if
something negative happens. We'll see what happens."


Ayanbadejo said he met with NFL vice president of player engagement
Troy Vincent on Thursday and may be asked to speak to incoming players
at the annual NFL rookie symposium about being sensitive toward the LGBT
community. Nothing has been scheduled yet, though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I thought Mark came out 3 years ago anyway

 

sanchez-GQ-new.jpg

 

I could care less what these players do in their free time but when your QB can't make it through a 2 hour prime time game on Thanksgiving without the urge to ram his face into another mans ass I can see how it might be a distraction

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I hate people that try to shove their lifestyle down your throat (no pun intended) gay, straight, bi...wtf ever.

The people thay are so bent on these players coming out are no different from the people who dont want them to come out.

Abenjagdascdtbo is gay himself, good luck in your career in politics after football, Douche!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I hate people that try to shove their lifestyle down your throat (no pun intended) gay, straight, bi...wtf ever.

The people thay are so bent on these players coming out are no different from the people who dont want them to come out.

Abenjagdascdtbo is gay himself, good luck in your career in politics after football, Douche!

 

Dr. King was just as accountable as the KKK.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...