Read continuing coverage of Baltimore Ravens' Brendon Ayanbadejo and his efforts in support of same-sex marriage and civil rights issues.
8:53 PM CDT, October 25, 2013
Growing up as a mixed-race kid in Chicago and in his father's native Nigeria, where he really stood out, Brendon Ayanbadejo became attuned to issues of identity from a very young age.
8:48 AM CDT, October 16, 2013
Three-time Pro Bowler to speak at McDaniel College.
11:12 AM CDT, June 6, 2013
Former Ravens linebacker and outspoken same-sex marriage advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo is turning his attention from playing time to publishing.
12:33 PM CDT, April 23, 2013
Another sign of the culture's rapidly changing views on the issue of same-sex marriage came Tuesday with a push for gay marriage in Florida -- from Brendan Ayanbadejo, who was a linebacker for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
6:00 AM CDT, March 10, 2013
Leonard Pitts says Brendon Ayanbadejo is wrong to advise gay athletes to lie about their sexuality.
6:59 PM CST, February 28, 2013
Two NFL players have been among most outspoken advocates of same-sex marriage.
1:53 PM CST, January 31, 2013
Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo said he plans to reach out to San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver in hopes of starting a positive discussion.
2:32 PM CST, January 25, 2013
Ravens inside linebacker said he plans to use lead up to Super Bowl as platform for championing gay marriage.
10:23 AM CST, January 23, 2013
Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is apparently hoping to divert some attention off the gridiron.
2:57 PM CDT, October 5, 2012
Ravens teammates on opposite ends of same-sex marriage debate.
9:45 AM CDT, October 4, 2012
Football and politics meet again.
9:56 AM CDT, October 2, 2012
After his teammate joined the fight against gay marriage, Raven Brendon Ayanbadejo, a vocal supporter for legalizing it, defended Matt Birk against online bashers.
7:42 AM CDT, September 7, 2012
Baltimore County delegate sends letter to team owner.
8:15 AM CDT, September 20, 2012
Here's a selection of body shots posted in just the last couple months.