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Super Bowl XLVII and equal rights champion, Brendon Ayanbadejo retired from the NFL after 13 years. Ayanbadejo is currently working for Fox Sports as an analyst/writer and sits on the executive board of Athlete Ally.

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The NFL Needs to Rethink Marijuana

(122) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 8:25 AM

Super Bowl week brings back fond memories for us. We shed a lot of blood, sweat and tears to earn our Super Bowl rings.

For years, we put our bodies in harm's way in the ultimate team sport, and for many of our NFL colleagues, the physical damage done in...

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My Thoughts on Michael Sam and LGBT at Sochi

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 10:40 AM

In the watershed moment after Missouri defensive end and SEC Defensive Payer of the Year Michael Sam publicly announced that he is gay, a prolonged dialogue began in the United States about what it means to the game of football that the National Football League will soon, in all likelihood,...

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The Raven With Broken Wings

(1) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 7:13 PM

Last week, I was named the AFC Defensive Player of the week. I was extremely honored to represent the Baltimore Ravens in this capacity. After all, I have Ray Lewis next to me, Terrell Suggs in front of me, and Ed Reed behind me--all three of these men have been...

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Same Sex Marriages: What's the Big Deal?

(31) Comments | Posted April 23, 2009 | 12:21 PM

First and foremost, church and state are supposed to be completely separated when it comes to the rule of law in the United States. So the religious argument that God meant for only man and woman to be together has no bearing here! America is not Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Mormon,...

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Bail Out People, Not Banks

(27) Comments | Posted March 22, 2009 | 3:22 PM

This global recession is like nothing I have ever seen before. My knowledge of economics is very limited since I am 32. Ever since I can remember the American Dream has been abundantly alive. Well, until now.

I remember Reaganomics vaguely but I really remember Bush Senior's administration. He...

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Playing in My First Super Bowl, With the Diversity Crisis at UCLA on My Mind

(31) Comments | Posted February 2, 2007 | 10:18 AM

It has been almost ten years since I was here in Miami, playing for the UCLA Bruins, as we were trying to remain undefeated and #1 in the country. In two days, I will be playing in my first Super Bowl for the Chicago Bears, in a history-making game with...

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