Brendon Ayanbadejo says some Super Bowl teammates smoked pot leading up to game

He won't say which of his two Super Bowl teams it was, but NFL player Brendon Ayanbadejo claims that some of his teammates were toking up in the team hotel prior to the big game.

Ayanbaedjo joined's "Unconventional Wisdom" podcast and said that teammates from one of the Super Bowl teams he was on — one with the Chicago Bears in 2007, and last season with the Baltimore Ravens — were smoking marijuana in the team hotel in the week leading up to Super Sunday.

"I'm not going to say which Super Bowl it was but I just remember getting off the elevator one night — it was early on in the week, just to start the week off — and all of the sudden I just got hit over the head with fumes of marijuana on the entire floor of the hotel that the team was staying on ... I could just imagine there were a few young guys just toking it up in more than one room.

"I was like, 'Man this is the week of the Super Bowl and you're just going in?' So then I was looking around, and I'm like 'OK, where is the security?' I looked and for some reason we didn't have regular police — coach was smart enough to have rent-a-cops on our floor instead of regular police like we usually do.

"I scratched my head but I was like, 'OK, uh, that's a good thing 'cause ...' that's it. That's all I've got to say about that."

So we don't have a lot to go on, but it stirs the brain to start thinking about which teammates it might have been. (We'll let your imaginations run wild with this idea.)

Ayanbadejo was out of the NFL this past season. The noted special teamer also has made waves previously for outspoken on his stance on marriage equality.

With the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks (backed by their two liberally minded states) in the Super Bowl, Roger Goodell and Pete Carroll showing an open-mindedness about the green stuff, and now this story, this really has been the NFL's version of Cannabis Cup this week, hasn't it?

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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