Just like he promised, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadeo is using his new fame from winning the freaking Super Bowl to help push for marriage equality. The day after the big win, Ayanbadeo joined Respect for Marriage Coalition’s new #Time4Marriage campaign, and had an op-ed piece in USA Today. Here’s a snippet of it:
“There are many reasons why no gay athlete has come out in the NFL, NBA, NHL or MLB, most of which are likely to go away with support and acceptance from the straight community. As leaders and even role models for millions of young people across the globe, professional athletes have the ability to fundamentally eliminate prejudice from our sport and live up to the incredible privilege we enjoy.