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THE QUESTION

Brendon Ayanbadejo and Same-Sex Marriage

Should athletes feel obligated to keep their political opinions private?

Posted by Emil Steiner on September 25, 2009 6:00 AM
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Speak up Players

I wish athletes would occasionally forget about what it might cost them in the bank account and offer up a well thought out, informed opinion, like Arthur Ashe did.

Posted by Leonard Shapiro, on September 25, 2009 3:36 PM

Lots to Say, Not Much Play

It's refreshing to encounter an NFL player that actually has something to say. Too bad Ayanbadejo mostly rides the bench.

Posted by Josh Zerkle, on September 25, 2009 2:34 PM

Gay Marriage vs. Cross

Didn't Mike Singletary's rather large cross, that he wore during the 49ers game, violate NFL uniform policy?

Posted by Jason Maloni, on September 25, 2009 12:06 PM

Athletes Have the Right

Free speech doesn't decrease as a person's fame increases

Posted by Doug Farrar, on September 25, 2009 10:16 AM

Watch What You Say

Say your piece, but do so humbly, respectfully, and with the knowledge that the words may live longer than you'd like.

Posted by Nathan Whitaker, on September 25, 2009 6:15 AM

Winning Gay Fans

Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Ravens is a new gay fan favorite for his pro-gay marriage stance (his nipple ring doesn't hurt).

Posted by Jim Buzinski, on September 25, 2009 6:11 AM

Hardly Dangerous Speech

What's strange in this whole affair is the fact that an NFL player's support for gay marriage should be in any way controversial.

Posted by Michael Oriard, on September 25, 2009 6:03 AM

Free Speech Isn't Cliche

Our country's foundation is the free exchange of ideas. Just because more people may hear those ideas when they come from athletes, does not mean athletes should be censored.

Posted by Dawn Knight, on September 25, 2009 6:03 AM

Playing A Dangerous Game

Crabtree may benefit from a weaker receiver class in 2010, but his situation won't be the same.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on September 23, 2009 10:47 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

witchofwestghent: Other's, those oppose same sex marriage, are NEVER compelled to keep their view private. Why should a man who supports EVERYONE'S right to w...

boblesch: the guy is a football player - that's his job. why is this a big deal?' the nfl would find themselves in a massive court case if they starte...

macsterling: I think every time a sports figure makes a comment athletes from other sports need to be given equal time. Long live the No Fun League!...

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