Emotional Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is finding some space in his heart to forgive Wes Welker’s wife for her stinging remarks on Facebook.
After the New England Patriots loss to Baltimore last week, Anna Burns Welker complained on Facebook about Lewis, who was the center of a murder investigation in 2000. According to Comcast Sportsnet, Lewis referenced the Bible as a reason to apologize.
“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,” said Lewis.
“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.”
Welker’s wife posted the comments following the Patriots loss in the AFC Championship game on Jan. 20. Writing that she was proud of her husband, a wide receiver for the Patriots, she pointed to Lewis’s Wikipedia page.
“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!,” she wrote.
She has since apologized for her comments, saying her actions were “emotional and irrational.”
“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,” wrote Burns Welker.
Lewis is set to retire following Sunday’s Super Bowl game against the San Francisco 49ers.
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