The Baltimore Ravens announced the release of linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo on Thursday. The three-time Pro Bowler known best for his special teams exploits believes the organization had ulterior motives. Ayanbadejo has been one of the most outspoken players in the NFL in support of same-sex marriage and equal gay rights. "My bark is louder than my bite," Ayanbadejo told Newsday reporter Tom Rock. "I make a lot of noise and garner a lot of attention for various things off the football field. When that starts happening, why do you have that player around?