Following the AFC Championship game loss to the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker had a little more embarrassment to deal with than the on-field result.
Welker’s wife, Ann, took to her Facebook account to rip on Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and remind the nation of the murder charges he once faced as the media builds him up as a great role model.
“Proud of my husband and the Pats,” Welker wrote on her Facebook page. “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!”
Now, Welker’s wife has apologized for the comments.
“I’m deeply sorry for my recent post on Facebook,” she said in a statement, via Larry Brown Sports. “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,” she continued. “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.”
This is just the latest example of being overly emotional and grabbing the closest electronic device to express your thoughts. Welker’s wife was wrong for speaking out, but at the same time, she is entitled to her opinion.
It may not have been right to speak out like she did and make those comments, but she had every right to express her feelings and let us know how she really felt. Next time, however, you can be sure that she will be more careful about what she has to say and the platform that she uses to express those beliefs.