Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and wide receiver Wes Welker (83) react after a fourth down incompletion in the fourth quarter of the AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Wes Welker’s Wife Apologizes For Comments on Ray Lewis Murder Charges


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!”

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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.

Tags: Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis Wes Welker

  • John Pugh

    Josh Sanchez- you are correct that she has the right to her opinion, but she does not have the right to slander someone in the public square. One of these days a public figure who gets slandered this way will make the offender pay. Perhaps that will cause people to think twice before they click ‘send’ or ‘submit’.

    I for one don’t believe her sincerity in apologizing; she said it and apparently meant what she said.

  • Rick Finch

    How is it slander when it’s the truth? Or at least, what the media’s portrayed as the truth about Ray?
    Maybe he can pull a Lance Armstrong and destroy her life for it.

    • John Pugh

      Grab a law book, Method, delivery and intent to defame. It doesn’t matter what has transpired or what is in the public record; her ‘intent’ with regard to her remarks is what matters; she willfully posted disparaging, inflamatory remarks intent on belittling and ginning up hatred and distrust. You can’t pass this off on the media.
      I suppose had this been Obama or some other high profile liberal Black man, the left would be screaming racism and calling for her head.
      .

  • http://www.facebook.com/carl.e.jansen Carl Edward Jansen

    She’s not wrong, and she was simply pointing out the location of facts, not slandering anyone; I’m disappointed that she was cowardly enough to apologize.

  • JOE SHINE

    The stripper told the truth that lewis is a murderer