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Ayanbadejo backtracks on rumor of gay players coming out

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04:09 PM ET 04.06 | Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo made shockwaves by telling the Baltimore Sun that he knew of four closeted gay active NFL players considering announcing their sexuality together, but he came back somewhat on those statements in a TV appearance Sunday.

There are organizations I'm in contact with, and there are individuals I'm in contact with and collectively we know of some gay players," Ayenbadejo told Anderson Cooper. "And these players, some of them are anonymous, some of them we know who they are, but their identity is super secret and nobody wants to reveal who they are, and some of them don't want to reveal who they are, rightfully so because it's entirely up to them what they are going to do."

Ayanbadejo added that "potentially it's possible" that players come out, but its not exactly as imminent as Ayanbadejo had initially indicated.

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, Matthew Emmons, USA Today Sports Matthew Emmons, USA Today Sports
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April 6, 2013  04:12 PM ET

Open mouth, insert foot.

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April 6, 2013  04:28 PM ET

Who cares? The media should spend more time looking for news and less trying to create it.

April 6, 2013  04:57 PM ET
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Who cares? The media should spend more time looking for news and less trying to create it.

This is big news.

April 6, 2013  04:58 PM ET
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This dude needs to seriously ****!

This guy's trying to get his 15 minutes....he really does need to shut the **** up!

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April 6, 2013  05:30 PM ET

How would this knucklehead know who's about to come out? And why would the media believe that he knows? They probably don't but know they can milk this for a few days.

April 6, 2013  06:11 PM ET

Then there's Goodell and his mandatory locker room cam. Focus shifting...

April 6, 2013  06:22 PM ET
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This guy's trying to get his 15 minutes....he really does need to shut the **** up!

He's not doing any favors for anyone who might consider coming out... And he's about to get blackballed out of the league.

He's an idiot.

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April 6, 2013  06:37 PM ET
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Anyone with a twitter account... FM me. Start hooking up before this site dies.

What concerns you sir?

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April 6, 2013  07:20 PM ET
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What concerns you sir?

Some really stupid comment deletions...

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April 6, 2013  07:27 PM ET
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No it isn't...there's been peter puffers since the dawn of time

Quoting prior to deletion.... Just because.

April 6, 2013  07:31 PM ET
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No it isn't...there's been peter puffers since the dawn of time

you beat me to it Otis,..... saving it for posterity!

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April 6, 2013  07:36 PM ET
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no reason to blow an o ring, eh

None that comes to mind for me...

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