As Ravens fans were basking in the glory of the franchise’s second Super Bowl berth on Sunday, the mood was dampened after the word got out that the wife of Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker severely disrespected Ray Lewis.
Baltimore was fired up! In fact, the story set a new comments record on Russell Street Report, and we had to eventually disable the comments given the frustration fans felt.
Hours after posting negative remarks towards Lewis regarding his children, children’s mothers and an obstruction of justice charge from 13-years ago, Anna Burns Welker spoke to Pepper on Sports and issued the following statement:
“I’m deeply sorry for my recent post on Facebook, including comments about Ray Lewis. 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 comments after yesterday’s game. It is such an accomplishment for any NFL team to even make it to the playoffs, and the momentary frustration I felt should not overshadow the achievement of these amazing teams.”
Some may take Burns’ apology to heart but most will still feel that the level of disrespect that was originally shown to Lewis means that this was just a forced apology.
Regardless of what was said to Lewis, Burns opened a can of worms given her background. A simple Google image search of Anna Burns Welker will reveal many pictures of an artificially enhanced woman holding said artificial enhancements and 98% exposed pictures of hear rear end. Many will make the connection that she possibly could be with Welker solely for his bank account.
Plenty of ammunition for the thousands that responded to Burns with a little taste of her own medicine.
Making assumptions into someones personal life if wrong and even though the comments back to Burns did the same thing, she preempted them the second she clicked the “post” button on Facebook. As the significant other of a public figure, this is definitely something that should not happen.
Burns’ husband is now a free agent and will more than likely will play for a new team in 2013. While Welker is one of the best slot receivers in the NFL, the dropped passes in two critical games and now loudmouth of a wife might bring his stock down slightly.
(Remember Kris and Anna Benson, O’s fans?)
Regardless, Welker will still make millions next season, and he’ll still be married to a beautiful woman. Now, they’re most likely not welcomed in Baltimore – Ray Lewis’ city.