The driving force behind the Baltimore Ravens' dramatic run to Super Bowl XLVII, superstar linebacker Ray Lewis has accepted New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker's wife Anna Burns' apology for her salty comments following the 2013 AFC Championship Game, according to CSNNE.com's Jimmy Toscano.
Baltimore went into Foxborough on Jan. 20 and blasted New England, outscoring the Patriots 21-0 in the second half and winning 28-13 to advance to New Orleans.
After the loss, Burns went to Facebook and posted that she was proud of her husband and the Patriots team. She then took several shots at Lewis' personal life and events from his past.
She owned up to the comments and apologized for getting caught up in the heat of the moment. On Monday, after the Ravens arrived in New Orleans for Super Bowl week, it was Lewis' turn.
Lewis responded with the following words on Monday when asked about the comments (via Toscano):
I've always been a firm believer of the Good Book, and the Good Book always confirms, even a fool is counted wise until he opens he or she mouth. And sometimes people just say silly stuff. And they say it out of emotion. And sometimes you need to let the game take care of the game. We lost up there last year, and I didn't hear one teammate say anything about nobody there because we have respect for that team, that they won it fair and square. So for her to come out and say what she said, listen, I truly forgive her, and I have no hard feelings against her at all, but I believe people just make mistakes and say foolish things sometimes.
Maybe not the response Burns was hoping for, but an accepting one nonetheless.
Lewis, who is set to retire after his 17th season, leads all postseason tacklers with 44 combined tackles. Teammate Corey Graham is second on that list with 26.
The 37-year-old future Hall of Famer won Super Bowl MVP honors 12 years ago after leading the Ravens to the franchise's first title in Tampa Bay, beating the New York Giants 34-7.
He'll look to do it once more this Sunday.
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