Just moments after the Ravens upset the New England Patriots 28-13 in the AFC championship at Gillette Stadium, the wife of Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker took a shot at Lewis by making a reference to his personal life on her Facebook page. Later Anna Welker apologized for her criticism of Lewis and the 17-year linebacker has accepted the apology. According to Boston.com on Tuesday, Lewis said he has no hard feelings towards Welker.
“The Good Book always confirms even a fool is counted wise until he opens he or she mouth. I truly forgive her. I don’t have no hard feelings against her at all, but I believe people make mistakes and say foolish things.”
Lewis has been very emotional during the Ravens run to Super Bowl XLVII and has been very public with those emotions as he approaches retirement. So it was only evident that someone brought up the past of Lewis which involved a murder charge back in 2000 that was dismissed after Lewis pleaded down to a misdemeanor obstruction of justice. Anna Welker was an unlikely source but made the following statement on her personal Facebook page:
“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!.”
Welker immediately apologized stating that is such “an accomplishment for any team to make it to the NFL playoffs” and she admitted her statement against Lewis was primarily through the frustration of the Patriots loss and she was “deeply sorry”.
Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens arrived in New Orleans on Monday as they prepare to face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. Lewis continues to be an inspiration to his teammates, fans and other football players who continue to admire his strength and influence on the game.