Ayanbadejo apologizes for comments

January, 14, 2013
1/14/13
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As you would expect, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo apologized for his disparaging comments about the Patriots on Twitter:

Ayanbadejo is a smart guy, so it was only a matter of time before he took back his out-of-line comments from Sunday night (it should be noted that he has yet to delete those comments from his Twitter feed). Of course, I wouldn't be surprised that a stern meeting with coach John Harbaugh also prompted him to say he was sorry for calling the Patriots a "gimmick" offense and bringing up Spygate.

This apology apparently is a little too late. A Patriots source told CBS Sports that Ayanbadejo's comments have already spread through the locker room and players are "furious and feel it is one of the most disrespectful things ever said about the franchise." But, unlike Ayanbadejo, the Patriots will keep their comments in-house.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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