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Wes Welker’s Wife Tore Ray Lewis A New One On Facebook, Then Apologized For It

The only people more classless than the Patriots after a crushing loss, it seems, are the Patriots’ wives. We know of the Ballad of Gisele after Super Bowl XLVI, but today, a new song was sung by Wes Welker’s wife, Anna Burns Welker. Totally pissed at the Pats’ stunning elimination in the AFC title game, she took her rage out on Facebook.

Unlike Ms. Bundchen, Burns Welker took some sort of high road, chewing out Wes’s opponent, not his teammate. Also unlike Ms. Bundchen, she mocked Ray Lewis for being an alleged murderer.

Say what you will about Lewis — the man has many qualities, being acquitted for murder charges among them. But what Burns Welker said on Facebook has to be in the top five things you shouldn’t say on Facebook. And there are so many things you shouldn’t say on Facebook.


If nothing, the Patriots WAGs are a supportive bunch, but as we know, you’ve got to give these things time to marinate and give yourself time to cool down. Every single thought in your head an hour after your favorite team loses a big game should absolutely stay there. Up to now, I could only imagine what the wife of one of the players on this team could possibly be thinking. Now I know.

You’ve probably thought similar things after a tough loss, maybe even said them in the privacy of your own home or to a few friends and family. You aren’t Wes Welker’s wife, though. And if you did air your dirty laundry out on the Internet, you still aren’t Wes Welker’s wife.

Larry Brown Sports, from whom we spotted this morsel, recently received an apology from Burns Welker. Not surprisingly, it is a cool, mild-mannered, level-headed approach to the game her husband and his team lost Sunday night.

“I’m deeply sorry for my recent post on Facebook,” Burns told Larry Brown Sports in a statement. “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.

“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.”

One of my favorite things about the internet is that “momentary frustration” isn’t even a thing. Everything around these parts is permanent. The apology was a nice touch, but we will always have that patented Patriots WAG tirade.

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  • Jack

    Why should she apologize for being 100% correct.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.hurk John Hurk

    Brian Urlacher still a better Franchise MLB… Brian aint a Murder hes a takle and INT smartMLB…. LEWIS played too much MADDEN in the past years… speach there and speachers here…. just what i understand from Wes Welkers WIfe shes right and wrong = no biggy ..we all injoy too much Time online… F.. i m offline now cya

  • Stolfuts

    Can you please ask Anna Burns Welker if her husband Wes Welker enjoys the company of his teammate New England Patriot player DONTE STALLWORTH? DONTE STALLWORTH plead guilty to killing a man when he plead guilty to DUI MANSLAUGHTER! Ray Lewis was never found guilty of hurting anyone.

  • MikeY0916

    What a dumb C….why don’t all you Lewis haters read the case files…he wasn’t aquitted, the charges were droppped…educate yourself before you go public and look…as you should. Go Ravens! God bless the GOAT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1013433486 Desmond Edwards

    she isn’t correct though

  • Dano

    Ugghh how many times are we going to have to go through this? Please look up the FACTS before you go calling Ray a thug or murderer or whatever. FACTS: The victims instigated the fight. They both had priors and were known drug dealers. One of them hit Lewis’ friend over the head with a champagne bottle. Lewis fled because someone was shooting at him. No one saw him stab anybody.
    Famous athletes with money always have drunken idiots coming up to them trying to start a fight when they are out at bars/clubs. Atlanta is one of the most violent cities in the US. Ray probably found himself in a bad situation and panicked. He made bad decisions but to call him a murderer over all this is ridiculous.

  • Anonymous

    Mrs. Welker was right for pointing out the racism in professional sports (too many blacks)and for highlighting the disgusting lifestyle of Ray Lewis who should still be serving time in prison like many of the out of control black athletes who are pimped for their performance.
    She was wrong for apologizing.
    Our nation’s soul is falling apart when a woman has to apologize for telling the truth.

  • DanoDontKnow

    If ‘famous athletes with money always have drunken idiots coming up to them trying to start a fight when they are out at bars/clubs’ is such a certainty, please explain why numbnuts continue to patronize said ‘bars/clubs’? Or are they patronizing them because they are looking to initiate such altercations?

    As far as the victims being drug dealers, they didnt deserve to be murdered; they should have had every right to ‘make bad decisions’ as you said, as well, without having their lives taken. They then should have had the same opportunity to find their way and find the salvation that Lewis pruports to have found. He may not have killed them himself [only he, his victims and his god know for certain], but he at the very least watched idly by while it happened, without coming to their aid, essentially condemning them to their deaths, and denying them of the same opportunity that Lewis has hypocritically embraced.

    Paying the victims families money, may have made him feel better about the cowardly decision he made that day, but it does not erase the fact that he made it. Can he attempt to right himself? Sure, but he hypocritically has denied the same path to the murdered victims, which means the deed is done and there is no way to right it. If he is thought of as a ‘murderer’ or ‘coward’, it is surely a smaller price to pay than the lives his victims were forced to pay.

    Surely, he could fight the accusations and the claims, but it is just as hypocritical to do so over the calling of a name/slight, in light of the fact that he was not wiling to fight just as hard by coming to the aid of the men who paid with their lives. That surely was THE time to be heroic and take a stand for what is right and just in this world, not when an emotional woman calls you names or points out your previous misdeeds. Surely Lewis’ god would want him to own up to his past, not continue to add insult to injury [or even murder].

    Sadly, while it may be said he is ‘brave’ on the playfield, he is just as assuredly a coward off of it for not owning up to and embracing the truth of his actions. Even Armstrong, while he can forever be called a liar, has publicly come clean with his maker, while Lewis cowardly hides behind his maker for his part of one fateful night that took the lives of two men who were denied the opportunity to do what Lewis has done, or may yet do…

    ‘I pity the fool…!’ — Mr. T

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