According Big League, Anna Burns Welker, wife of New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, posted a mean statement about Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis on her Facebook page after Sunday's AFC championship game.
On her Facebook page Sunday night, Burns Welker said:
"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!"
The statement has since been taken down.
Burns Welker was referring to the 2000 murder at a Super Bowl after-party when Lewis and a group of friends were at the Cobalt Lounge in Atlanta on January 31 when a heated argument broke out between Lewis' group and another set of clubgoers.
After 2 men were fatally wounded, Lewis left in Lincoln Navigator limo as shots were fired. Lewis was later charged with murder, but was acquitted after he agreed to testify against others in his group. He then reached a financial settlement with the victims' families.
In the AFC Championship last night, Welker had eight catches for 117 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' 28-13 victory, but he dropped a critical third-down pass in the third quarter when the Patriots led, 13-7. The Ravens scored the game's final 21 points to clinch their second Super Bowl appearance in team history.
Welker's wife later apologized for her initial post.
The rest of the NFL should watch out for the women of the Patriots after a loss. After last year's Super Bowl when New England lost to the New York Giants, quarterback Tom Brady's supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, criticized Welker for failing to make a catch that would have sealed a victory.
'You [need] to catch the ball when you're supposed to catch the ball,' she was overheard saying immediately after that 21-17 loss.'My husband cannot [expletive] throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times.'
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