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Monday, January 14, 2013
Ayanbadejo apologizes for comments

By Jamison Hensley

As you would expect, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo apologized for his disparaging comments about the Patriots on Twitter:

I made selfish comments on twitter last night that reflected poorly upon myself, my teammates, and the organization. For that I apologize.

— Brendon Ayanbadejo (@brendon310) January 14, 2013

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.