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Ayanbadejo On Teammate’s Anti-Gay Marriage Stance: Birk Not Homophobic

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.”

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.