—Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo responding to teammate Matt Birk’s opposition to same-sex marriage via TMZ. Ayanbadejo also defended Birk, tweeting that he doesn’t think Birk is homophobic, rather, his opinions are simply based in religion.
On the field, we’re on the same accord … When we come to work, we’re on the same page…Of course I disagree with his stance, but I’m not gonna tell someone how to raise their kids. He wants the world to be a better place for his kids. I think just from where we’re heading, his kids will grow up to have a different opinion from him, I’ll just leave it at that.”