After the Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots in Sunday’s AFC title game, Anna Welker, wife of Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, urged people on Facebook to go to Ray Lewis’ Wikipedia page and see that he has “6 kids 4 wives” and was “acquitted for murder.” On Monday, she apologized for her rant, saying her actions were “emotional” and “irrational.”
According to “TheBigLead,” Anna Welker wrote on her 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!
Later, Anna Welker gave a statement to the “Larry Brown Sports” blog:
“I’m deeply sorry for my recent post on Facebook. 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.”