The Super Bowl brings intense media attention for the players and coaches. One of the players plans to take advantage of that attention to promote a concept about which he feels strongly.
Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, according to the New York Times, plans to use the intense media coverage to promote his support for same-sex marriage.
“It’s one of those times when you’re really passionate and in your zone,” Ayanbadejo said. “And I got to thinking about all kinds of things, and I thought: ‘How can we get our message out there?'”
Ayanbadejo’s agenda could dust off a disagreement with the message from center Matt Birk, who opposes same-sex marriage. Ayanbadejo has said that their differing views will have no impact on their relationship as teammates.
His theory could be tested on Tuesday, when both players could be grilled about their respective positions for an hour, simultaneously, at the Superdome.