Former Baltimore Ravens reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo smiles as he talks to reporters during a news conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tuesday April 23, 2013. An open proponen

 

              Former Baltimore Ravens reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo smiles as he talks to reporters during a news conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tuesday April 23, 2013. An open proponen
Former Baltimore Ravens reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo smiles as he talks to reporters during a news conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tuesday April 23, 2013. An open proponent of gay marriage, Ayanbadejo spoke in favor of it in November, before Maryland passed a law allowing it, and also prior to the Super Bowl. He also recently spoke at a rally on the steps of the Supreme Court. Earlier this month, he told The Baltimore Sun that up to four NFL players may soon come out as gay. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)