“When Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo spoke out in August in favor of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage, state Delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote a letter to Ravens owner, Steve Bisciotti saying that many football fans are “opposed to such a view” and suggesting that Bisciotti “inhibit such expressions” from his employee.” read the rest of the article here.
Now everybody that knows me know I support gay rights and unions but not calling it marriage. When I started reading this article initially I felt like no matter what I was going to disagree with this guy. But the way the article started I had to side with him. No employer should ever be able to tell their employee how to express their believes outside of work. Now if the guy stopped in the middle of practice or a game God- forbid and went off about this then yes you can step and say hey this is affecting our organization. Cut it out. As a football fan with an opposing view I think it is just as important for Brendon Ayanbadejo to be able to express his view as me to express mine. (or his teammate Matt Birk )