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New England Patriots' Wes Welker Gets Tackled by Aspen Security

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24:   Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots catches a pass despite the defense of Kevin Burnett #56 of the Miami Dolphins in the second half at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Oliver ThomasContributor IJune 19, 2012

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker made news this offseason over a contract dispute. But the 5'9", 185-pound target now has topped the headlines for another reason—the New York Post reports Welker and friends got into a scuffle with Aspen, Colo., security guards.

According to the Post, Welker and six buddies were out celebrating the wide out's upcoming wedding last Friday when they attempted to enter "Summerology"—a promotional event put on by Patrón tequila during Aspen's Food & Wine Classic. Security caught Welker's group entering the party without checking in, which led to a skirmish.

The New York Post writes:

“Security tried to subdue the group” when a brawl almost broke out, a source told us. “Security then physically restrained [Welker] and his group to break everything up.”

This alleged dispute doesn't shine the Patriots' All-Pro in good light, but Welker doesn't seem to be affected based on his recent Twitter feed.

Welker tweeted this humorous statement on Saturday:

 

Food and wine 1. Wes 0!

Wes Welker (@WesWelker) June 16, 2012

 

Minor brawl or not, what matters most for Welker is how he performs on the field. The undrafted Texas Tech slot receiver has recorded 554 receptions for 6,105 yards and 31 touchdowns since joining New England in 2007.

Now, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft may not be thrilled about Welker's off-the-field altercation, but it still must be taken with a grain of salt. Welker has never been in trouble before, and it's not like this scrum is going to court.

One thing is for sure: his numbers speak for themselves.

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