Last year, Tom Brady’s wife had some harsh words following the conclusion of the New England Patriots’ season, this year it’s the wife of wide receiver Wes Welker that is making news. Welker’s wife, Anna Burns Welker, took to social media site Facebook to take a few shots at Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis on Sunday night after the Patriots’ 28-13 loss to the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game.
“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 Welker said in a since-deleted post on her personal Facebook page.
Burns Welker released a statement apologizing for her remarks:
“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.”
New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has had a hair transplant and will appear in ads for the Rhode Island doctor who performed it.
Welker had the procedure done in Cranston this month during a five-hour session. It involved transplanting follicles to the parts of Welker’s scalp where his hair had begun thinning.
The office of Dr. Robert Leonard, who performed the procedure, says Welker should start to see new hair growth in about four months. In the meantime, Leonard says Welker can resume normal activities, including playing football and wearing a helmet.
Welker will appear in radio, TV and print ads with Leonard starting in the fall to talk about what the procedure was like and to raise awareness about hair loss.
New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker reportedly tried to run a fly pattern past security at a private event during the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, sparking a dust up that ended with Welker and six friends being escorted from the Patron tequila-sponsored gathering.
The New York Post reported Welker was having an unofficial bachelor party in Colorado last Friday. He attempted to enter Above the Salt, a restaurant in Aspen, but security met the group and turned them away.
According to the Post “when security tackled the group, witnesses said they still wouldn’t cooperate, and demanded to be let it right away.”
Welker was threatened with arrest by police, but security allegedly escorted them off the property without further incident.
Former New England Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest spoke his mind on NFL Total Access on Tuesday by letting everyone know what he thinks about Wes Welker holding out and not attending the Patriots voluntary workouts.
“I just don’t like the diva attitude,” said McGinest. “Let’s keep it real: Prior to the Patriots, this is a guy who played three years, had 96 receptions, never had a 1,000-yard season.
“This $9 million-plus that they’re offering is half of his last contract. That’s a lot of money. Let’s not forget that they signed Brandon Lloyd, they signed (Anthony Gonzalez), they signed (Deion) Branch back, they got the two tight ends; they have weapons on that offense. So look, Wes, it’s time to take off the leopard-printed cowboy boots, get off the party tour and get back to work.”
McGinest is saying Welker is a system player and if it wasn’t for Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots offense, he would be a nobody.
NFL Pro Bowlers DeMarcus Ware, Clay Matthews and Wes Welker have decided to encourage the conversation about adult diapers as they’re pitchmen for Depend Real Fit briefs.
The New York Giants had their victory parade yesterday and while that was taking place online pawn shop Pawngo left 900 pounds of Butterfingers (8,000 bars) in the middle of Copley Square in Boston to mock New England Patriots Wes Welker’s costly drop in the Super Bowl XLVI.
Former Miss Hooters International 2005, Anna Burns has gotten engaged to her boyfriend New England Patriots All Pro receiver Wes Welker proposed to her after two years of dating.
So he scored the biggest score teammate Tom Brady with international model Giselle Bundchen or Welker with Miss International herself?
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has a tell all book coming out and Ryyan holds nothing back even when it comes to Jets players. The Jets coach’s upcoming book, Play Like You Mean It, gives a glimpse into the man who has become one of the NFL’s most colorful and controversial personalities. Ryan, who co-wrote the book with Don Yeager, talks about growing up as the son of Buddy Ryan and having dyslexia, his philosophies on coaching and how he helped turned the Jets from a punchline to a team that has made two straight AFC championship games.
The book criticizes a few former Jets such as safety Kerry Rhodes, says he thought former first-round pick Vernon Gholston was “a phony” before he coached him, and tweaks the New York Giants.
“Some people like to say the Giants are the big brother team and the Jets are the little brother team. … I have news for you: We are the better team. We are the big brother.”
He goes into detail about how he has tried to transform the team in his image and gotten rid of players who didn’t fit. Rhodes, traded to Arizona Cardinals last offseason, was one player he singled out, calling him selfish.
“He wouldn’t work, and he was a Hollywood type, flashy and needing attention,” Ryan wrote. “I don’t mind flashy, but your work ethic had better back it up.”
Ryan also said he dumped linebacker Eric Barton and tight end Chris Baker when he took the Jets job in 2009 because “they were negative guys” and “never respected the guys they played with.”
Gholston, who was released before the lockout, was also not a favorite of Ryan’s before he took over in New York after being the defensive coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens. The former No. 6 overall pick was drafted by Eric Mangini in 2008.
“Truth be told, I didn’t like the kid coming out of college,” Ryan wrote. “He’s a good athlete and a smart guy, but I thought he was a phony.”
Ryan recalls having a conversation with Brett Favre, who had finished one season with the Jets, but chose to retire again and the Jets drafted Mark Sanchez a few months later.
“I told him I’d be happy to have him come back,” he wrote. “Part of me really wanted to coach Favre and I think we would have been great with him.”
He dedicates a chapter to last season where he discusses several things that made news on and off the field, such as the Ines Sainz incident “It shook me up beyond belief” and when his special teams coach tripped a Miami Dolphins player on the sideline.
“I’m telling you right now, I had no idea about it,” he wrote. “Mike Westhoff, our special-teams coach, had no idea about it. I promise you that. I’d happily take a lie-detector test to prove it.”
He talks about HBO Hard Knocks, and things he liked and disliked about the series, and said former coach Tony Dungy’s criticism of his language on the show “really upset me.” Ryan also said New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker apologized to him for making foot jokes during a press conference before a playoff game in reference to foot-fetish reports involving Ryan and his wife, Michelle.
New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker stood before the press yesterday in a conference and went Jay-Z subliminal towards the New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan with his deliberate 11 references to feet. It’s the NFL’s version of the Takeover.
Here’s the full press conference so you get the full effect of Welker not tippy toeing around
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