Read continuing coverage of Baltimore Ravens' Brendon Ayanbadejo and his efforts in support of same-sex marriage and civil rights issues.
9:53 PM EDT, 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.
9:48 AM EDT, October 16, 2013
Three-time Pro Bowler to speak at McDaniel College.
12:12 PM EDT, June 6, 2013
Former Ravens linebacker and outspoken same-sex marriage advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo is turning his attention from playing time to publishing.
1:33 PM EDT, 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.
7:00 AM EDT, March 10, 2013
Leonard Pitts says Brendon Ayanbadejo is wrong to advise gay athletes to lie about their sexuality.
7:59 PM EST, February 28, 2013
Two NFL players have been among most outspoken advocates of same-sex marriage.
2:53 PM EST, 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.
3:32 PM EST, January 25, 2013
Ravens inside linebacker said he plans to use lead up to Super Bowl as platform for championing gay marriage.
11:23 AM EST, January 23, 2013
Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is apparently hoping to divert some attention off the gridiron.
3:57 PM EDT, October 5, 2012
Ravens teammates on opposite ends of same-sex marriage debate.
10:45 AM EDT, October 4, 2012
Football and politics meet again.
10:56 AM EDT, 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.
8:42 AM EDT, September 7, 2012
Baltimore County delegate sends letter to team owner.
9:15 AM EDT, September 20, 2012
Here's a selection of body shots posted in just the last couple months.