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Wes Welker’s wife apologizes for anti-Ray Lewis Facebook post

Posted By Jerry Spar On January 21, 2013 @ 8:46 pm In General | 109 Comments

Anna Burns Welker

Anna Burns Welker

Anna Burns Welker, the wife of Patriots receiver Wes Welker, apologized Monday after putting up a Facebook post Sunday night that mocked Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis‘ questionable past.

In a post on her Facebook page (via The Big Lead [1]) following Sunday’s AFC championship game, Anna Burns Welker wrote:

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!

Burns Welker released a statement on Monday afternoon (via Larry Brown Sports [2]:

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.


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