After yet another huge dropped ball at a huge moment in a huge game, Wes Welker is so deep in my doghouse right now he’s like Bruce Wayne at the bottom of that prison pit in “Dark Knight Rises.” His wife, however, is easily one of my favorite women in the world right now.
Yesterday, Anna Welker hopped on Facebook to show some support her husband (which he surely needs after the hate Patriots’ nation threw his way). Before she finished, though, she made the comment that every single one of us thinks when we see Ray Lewis, but we’d be too scared to say to his face.
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!
(via The Big Lead)
Finally! The comment that not a single sports anchor, writer, commentator, or analyst has had the guts to say because they’ve been too wrapped up trying to boost their ratings via the end of the Ray Lewis era.
Ray Lewis was involved in the death of (…killed) two men in January, 2000. This NY Times story from just ten days ago titled “A Sinner Holds Tight to Faith and a Second Chance” offers a good breakdown of how guilty Ray Lewis himself knows he is.
Mrs Welker has since apologized, saying:
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.
This was completely unnecessary in my book. All Mrs Welker did was direct interested fans to more information about Lewis’s history, and offer her interpretation. He does have 6 kids and 4 wives. He was acquitted for murder. He did pay a large sum of money to a family involved in the case. Quite frankly, I think a lot of people needed a reminder of that (sports media in particular), so thank you, Mrs Welker, and don’t apologize for the truth.
Also, you can be SURE to expect a piece from me on January 31st, marking the anniversary of Ray’s double murder.