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Last year it was Tom Brady’s wife Gisele Bündchen ranting after the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLVI loss to the New York Giants, but the wife of wide receiver Wes Welker may have topped her comments in trashing Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis following Sunday’s AFC Championship.
Anna Burns Welker took to Facebook to bash the future Hall of Fame linebacker following the Ravens’ 28-13 win over New England, citing Lewis having children with four different women and the events in Atlanta 13 years ago.
“Proud of my husband and the Pats,” she wrote. “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!”
Despite her claim, Lewis has never been married.
She apologized for those comments on Monday evening and has since deleted her original Facebook post. She is a former Miss Hooters International winner.
“I let the competitiveness of the game and the comments people were making about a team I dearly love get the best of me,” Welker’s wife said in a statement to Larry Brown Sports. “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.”
Welker caught eight passes for 117 yards and a touchdown, but New England was shut out in the second half of Sunday night’s game. He will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Interestingly enough, it was Welker who took jabs at Rex Ryan over the Jets head coach’s foot fetish scandal two years ago.
Thankfully, we can now go back to talking about more important topics such as the Ravens preparing to play in their second Super Bowl in franchise history.

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