Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo feels the Super Bowl is his chance to make a difference.
When Ayanbadejo returned home late at night after the AFC Championship Game, his mind turned to politics. According to The New York Times, Ayanbadejo emailed two leading same-sex marriage advocates with a simple question.
“Is there anything I can do for marriage equality or anti-bullying over the next couple of weeks to harness this Super Bowl media?” he wrote. He hit “send” on the email just before 4 a.m….
“It’s one of those times when you’re really passionate and in your zone,” Ayanbadejo told Frank Bruni of The New York Times. “And I got to thinking about all kinds of things, and I thought: How can we get our message out there?”
Ayanbadejo called the email his “Jerry McGuire” moment. His level of commitment will make some folks uncomfortable; that’s probably a good thing.