Brendon Ayanbadejo apologizes for criticism of Patriots

January 14, 2013|By Jeff Zrebiec | The Baltimore Sun

Reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo apologized today for comments he made last night on his Twitter account criticizing the New England Patriots, the Ravens' opponent in Sunday's AFC championship game.

"I made selfish comments on twitter last night that reflected poorly upon myself, my teammates, and the organization," Ayanbadejo said on his Twitter account today. "For that I apologize."

As the Patriots were putting the finishing touches on a 41-28 victory Sunday over the Houston Texans that created a rematch in the AFC title contest, Ayanbadejo was taking several shots at the New England organization.

"New England does some suspect stuff on offense," Ayanbadejo wrote on his verified Twitter account. "Can't really respect it. Comparable to a cheap shot b4 a fight. Are you watching the game pats vs texans? If so you see the hurry snap offense catch em b4 they set up. It's a gimmick. 

"Their offense is good enough to be successful with out that. .. In a sport that is predicated on mano y mano, lets hurry up n snap it  = [expletive]"

Ayanbadejo also referenced New England's Spygate controversy and releasing wide receiver Tiquan Underwood last year one day before the Super Bowl.

"You know the same organization that did spygate and cut a guy the day b4 the Super Bowl," Ayanbadejo wrote.


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