Brendon Ayanbadejo

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Brendon Ayanbadejo is a 10-year NFL veteran who last played with the Super Bowl XLVII champion Baltimore Ravens and is a staunch supporter of same-sex marriage rights. For more information, visit:


LATEST FROM Brendon Ayanbadejo

  • Chael: Not OK to pick opponents
    November 15, 2013, 7:48 PM EST
    Sonnen explains to former NFL star Brendon Ayanbadejo why he and Evans must fight even though the two are friends and co-workers for FOX Sports.
  • Rashad: Jones ‘felt a loss’ in last win
    November 14, 2013, 8:40 PM EST
    In a lengthy interview with former NFL star Brendon Ayanbadejo, Evans talks Jones, Chris Weidman, Ray Lewis, Dana White and what he plans on doing to Chael Sonnen on Saturday night.
  • Facing prison, Freddie Mitchell speaks
    November 07, 2013, 3:25 PM EST
    The former Eagles running back says his condition is what led to him being duped. It also ultimately landed him a three-year prison sentence.
  • The wonders of hyperbaric treatment
    November 06, 2013, 11:17 AM EST
    The expectations of athletes to perform at a increasingly high level has never been more relevant than it is in today current sporting climate.
  • Hazing rites can go wrong — badly
    November 01, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT
    Brendon Ayanbadejo recalls a hazing incident with the Chicago Bears that changed his way of thinking about the way certain events play out in NFL culture.
  • What NFL players eat on the plane
    October 23, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT
    Traveling can be rough when you are an NFL player. However, the teams do their best to make sure everyone is well fed while flying from city to city.
  • Andrew Luck: Impact Player of Week 7
    October 22, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT
    Andrew Luck outdueled Peyton Manning on Sunday night to earn Impact Player of the Week honors from Brendon Ayanbadejo.
  • Impact Player: Joseph Fauria
    October 15, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT
    Joseph Fauria is making a name for himself on the field with his touchdown grabs and off the field for his sweet dance moves after he scores.
  • Impact Person of the Week: Week 5
    October 08, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT
    The Cincinnati Bengals put on a defensive clinic against the New England Patriots on Sunday, following Mike Zimmer's game plan to perfection.
  • Kansas players join APU movement
    October 05, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT
    Georgia Tech players were the first to mark their gear with APU' for 'All Players United.' That athletes' rights campaign is growing, and Kansas is the latest to join in.
  • Open letter to Ole Miss educators
    October 04, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT
    The alleged incident at Ole Miss on Tuesday night has led to FOXSports' Brendon Ayanbadejo, an LGBT activist, to offer his services to the school.
  • Bullying fight brings out the stars
    October 01, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT
    NFL players and former Olympians gathered to tackle the epidemic of bullying at the Be In The Know About Bullying launch event in Las Vegas.
  • Impact City of the Week: Cleveland
    September 30, 2013, 6:26 PM EDT
    Between the Browns winning their second straight game and the Indians making the baseball playoffs, things are going pretty well.
  • Impact Player of Week 3: P. Manning
    September 25, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT
    He's not getting any younger, but Manning is somehow having one of the best seasons of his illustrious career.
  • How IV supplements helped me
    September 24, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT
    Controversial but not always banned, IV supplements are a big part of the sports we love. Brendon Ayanbadejo takes you through his personal experience with recovery.
  • Coach, players honor fallen Bruin
    September 19, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT
    The redshirt freshman, who died earlier this month after being struck by a car, remains the backbone, heart and soul of his team.