March 8, 2013
As one of the most outspoken professional athletes on the topic of gay rights awareness, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo was forced to strike a delicate balance during the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVII. Given the forum and media interest in his views on the subject, especially after San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver's anti-gay comments made headlines, Ayanbadejo didn't want his advocacy to overshadow his team's goal of winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy.