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Ethics panel criticizes Md. lawmaker for ‘official’ rant against Ravens’ linebacker

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Emmett C. Burns
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — An ethics panel has criticized a Maryland lawmaker for using his official letterhead to urge Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti to restrain linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo from publicly supporting same-sex marriage. [...]

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Lawmaker backs off demand that Ravens silence player’s support of gay marriage

Monday, September 10, 2012
Emmett C. Burns
BALTIMORE, Md. -- The Maryland lawmaker who wrote to the owner of the Baltimore Ravens professional football team last month, asking that the team silence linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo over his support of same-sex marriage, has backed off from his opposition following a national outcry after the letter was made public [...]

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NFL’s Chris Kluwe to anti-gay lawmaker: ‘Holy fucking shitballs. Did you seriously just say that?’

Friday, September 7, 2012
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Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe on Friday entered the controversy surrounding a Maryland lawmaker’s attempts to stifle Baltimore Ravens’ linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo’s support for marriage equality. [...]

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NFL player responds to lawmaker’s demand that he stops supporting marriage equality

Friday, September 7, 2012
Brendon Ayanbadejo
Brendon Ayanbadejo, a linebacker for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, on Friday responded to a Maryland lawmaker who demanded that he "cease and desist" his support for marriage equality, and expressed surprise that a politician would try to stifle his free speech. [...]

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