Wes Welker's Wife Anna Burns Issues Apology to Ray Lewis

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistJanuary 22, 2013

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Image via SportsGrid

Anna Burns Welker made some very incendiary comments regarding Ray Lewis on Facebook following the New England Patriots' 28-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game. 

Now, in a statement sent to Larry Brown Sports, she apologized for accusing Lewis of being less than a role model:

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.

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.

If you weren't familiar with her original comments, here you go:

Wes Welker's wife rants about Ray Lewis on Facebook after the AFC Championship game (h/t @thebiglead) twitter.com/BleacherReport…

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 21, 2013

Not surprisingly, Burns Welker's comments quickly spread throughout the Internet and were received with mixed opinions. Believe me, there are plenty of people out there that agree with her.

But apologizing for these comments was the correct thing to do. While it wasn't her intent, Burns Welker's comments ultimately reflected on both her husband, Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, and the organization.

While I'm sure there are some folks in the NFL that agree with her, putting a fellow member of the NFL fraternity on blast like that seems like a no-no in the league.

If nothing else, this is a reminder to all of us: If you post something on Facebook, it's very possible that it could be spread across the Internet and used against you—especially if you are a public figure. Be mindful of what you post, folks.


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