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Wes Welker's wife apologizes for comments about Ray Lewis

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  January 22, 2013 07:00 AM

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The raw emotion of losing a big game has gotten the best of two Patriots spouses now.

Anna Burns Welker, wife of Patriots star receiver Wes Welker, took to Facebook to criticize Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis after the Patriots lost to the Ravens 28-13 in the AFC championship.

"Proud of my husband and the Pats," Burns Welker wrote. "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!"

Burns Welker later apologized, releasing a statement to Larry Brown Sports.

"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."

Last year, after Super Bowl XLVI, Tom Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, angrily told New York Giants fans her husband could not throw and catch the ball at the same time.

Lewis, a 17-year veteran of the league, was charged with murder in 2000 along with two associates in the death of two men following Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta. The charge was eventually dismissed with the Ravens star pleading down to a misdemeanor obstruction of justice.

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