Veteran LB Ayanbadejo says he’s OK with retiring

Brendon Ayanbadejo still doesn't have a pursuit for subsequent season. (USATSI)
Brendon Ayanbadejo still doesn’t have a pursuit for subsequent season. (USATSI)

Brendon Ayanbadejo is not looking back.

Released by a Baltimore Ravens in April, Ayanbadejo stays unemployed, notwithstanding entrance off a deteriorate in that he available a career-high sum of 43 tackles.

The problem for Ayanbadejo is that he will spin 37 in Sep and his biggest value comes on special teams. Yes, he had a career year assisting a Ravens win a Super Bowl, and yes, a Ravens mislaid dual linebackers — destiny Hall of Famer Ray Lewis to retirement and Paul Kruger to giveaway agency. But Ayanbadejo’s age plays an critical purpose in a fact that he’s still unemployed.

But don’t feel contemptible for Ayanbadejo. He’s positively not.

“Either way, I’m happy with it,” he told USA Today. “If someone needs a linebacker, I’m prepared to go. And if not, well, afterwards I’m prepared to do a things we haven’t had a time to do before. There is a lot of life left to be lived.”

After assisting Baltimore win a Super Bowl, he has kept himself busy. He hobnobbed with President Obama during a Wednesday rite honoring a Ravens, and USA Today points out that he’s going to be a guest editor for a LGBT paper called a Washington Blade.

Ayanbadejo has been one of a some-more outspoken supporters in a NFL for happy rights. Along with punter Chris Kluwe, they have been outspoken in their beliefs and both have perceived their share of criticism. Ironically, both were expelled this offseason. While Kluwe, who was let go by a Vikings, recently sealed with a Oakland Raiders, Ayanbadejo is scheming to ensue in life but football.

Even some of a critique that Ayanbadejo perceived has helped his cause. Remember this story about how a Maryland nominee was dissapoint that Ayanbadejo dared use his height to speak about a happy emanate (I mean, what is this: some kind of crazy nation that has some arrange of stupid First Amendment?).

“Many of my voters and your football supporters are confounded and horrified that a member of a Ravens Football Team would step into this argumentative order and try to lean open opinion one approach or a other,” Emmett C. Burns wrote in a minute to Ayanbadejo. “Many of your fans are against to such a perspective and feel it has no place in a competition that is particularly for pride, party and excitement.”

After that news emerged, Ayanbadejo pronounced he perceived even some-more support.

“I have to appreciate him for creation me a tellurian story,” Ayanbadejo said. “I’ve gotten letters from Argentina, Brazil, Australia, all over Europe and a UK, all in support of matrimony equality. The guys who put their feet in their mouth make some-more news than a guys out there doing a right thing.”

As for either that activism has harm him in a eyes of a league’s gate-keepers and job-bestowers, he doesn’t consider so.

“I graduated college in ’99, and I’m going on 37,” Ayanbadejo said. “For a man in my field, I’ve finished all we can do in a NFL. There’s no need to cry for me.”

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