Wes Welker's wife, Anna Burns, caused quite the stir recently when she posted disparaging remarks about Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis to her Facebook page.
In a post following the Patriots' loss to the Ravens in the AFC championship game, Burns posted the following note on her wall:
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!
Burns' words resulted in a considerable controversy, and she immediately apologized.
Meanwhile, Lewis was asked about Burns' comments at Super Bowl Media Day, and he said he harbors no hard feelings.
"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," Lewis told reporters. "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."
And thus ends one of the more bizarre pre-Super Bowl story lines.