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Welker's wife wants everyone to be aware of Ray Lewis' back story

Posted by David D'Onofrio  January 21, 2013 11:05 AM
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Another Patriots playoff loss. Another wife of a Patriots star making news in the aftermath.

Almost a year after Gisele Bundchen angrily told a group of harassing Giants fans that her beloved Tom Brady "cannot (bleeping) throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time," in reference to passes dropped by Pats receivers in Super Bowl XLVI, Wes Welker's wife turned to Facebook in the wake of New England's loss in Sunday's AFC Championship game.

According to The Big Lead, which posted a screenshot, Anna Burns Welker wasn't accusatory or critical of the Patriots. Sarcastic, maybe, but she simply wanted her friends to make themselves aware of Ray Lewis' personal history -- and the details that are likely to be underplayed amid all the love he receives over the next two weeks.

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!

(In the interest of accuracy, we'll point out that the murder charge against Lewis was dismissed in a plea deal, and he was charged with misdemeanor obstruction of justice.)


UPDATE (1/22/13): Anna Burns Welker has apologized for her comments.

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