By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
12:19 AM EST, January 22, 2013
Less than a day after criticizing retiring Ravens star inside linebacker Ray Lewis via a Facebook post, the wife of New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has issued an apology.
Anna Burns Welker's mea culpa followed her posting the following rip job regarding the retiring former NFL Defensive Player of the Year: "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!"
Lewis has actually never been married, though.
And Welker's wife has since deleted the post.
An award-winning bikini model and former Miss Hooters International winner, Anna Burns Welker released an apology statement through 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."
Although Wes Welker caught eight passes for 117 yards and a touchdown during the Ravens' 28-13 AFC championship game win that propelled them to the Super Bowler, Welker also had a huge dropped pass on third down in the third quarter.
The Ravens scored 21 unanswered points in the second half after trailing 13-7 at halftime.
A popular fan favorite, Welker is an unrestricted free agent.