Following Sunday's loss of the New England Patriots to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game, Patriots' wide receiver Wes Welker's wife took to Facebook to support her husband and slam Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
Shortly after the Patriot's loss, Welker's wife, Anna Burns Welker, wrote on Facebook: "Proud of my husband and the Pats . . . By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis' Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. Yay. What a hall of fame player! A true role model!"
Lewis, who plans to retire at the end of this year, was indicted for murder following a Super Bowl fight in Atlanta in January of 2000 that resulted in the stabbing deaths of two individuals.
Lewis' attorneys were able to get the murder charges against Lewis dismissed in exchange for his testimony against other individuals in the altercation. He later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice and settled with the victim's families out of court fearing a civil suit.
On Monday, Wes Welker's wife apologized
for her Facebook remark through the sport blog larrybrownsports.com, writing: "I’m deeply sorry for my recent post on Facebook. I let the competitiveness of the game and the comments people were making about a team I dearly love get the best of me. My actions were emotional and irrational and I sincerely apologize to Ray Lewis and anyone affected by my comment after yesterday’s game."
"It is such an accomplishment for any team to make it to the NFL playoffs, and the momentary frustration I felt should not overshadow the accomplishments of both of these amazing teams," concluded Wes Welker's wife.
The incident is reminiscent of last year's Patriot's loss to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl when New England Quarterback Tom Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, complained after the game: "You (have) to catch the ball when you're supposed to catch the ball . . . My husband cannot (bleeping) throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times."
During the game Welker dropped several balls during key plays that many felt gave the Giants their come-from behind-win over the Patriots.
Though having had two dropped passes in Sunday's game, Welker overall played well, having eight catches for 117 yards and a touchdown.
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