Anna Burns Welker apologizes for comments about Ray Lewis

Anna-Burns-Wes-WelkerLike all of the other friends, family and fans of the New England Patriots, Wes Welker’s wife was frustrated with the outcome of the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night. Earlier, we shared with you some comments Anna Burns Welker made on her Facebook page about Ray Lewis after the Baltimore Ravens beat the Patriots 28-13 in Foxboro.

On Monday afternoon, Burns apologized for what she said about the Ravens linebacker.

“I’m deeply sorry for my recent post on Facebook,” Burns told Larry Brown Sports in a statement. “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.”

We saw the type of backlash that arose when Gisele Bundchen made some derogatory comments after the Super Bowl last year. While we tend to agree with Burns that Lewis is a poster boy for the NFL despite not being a great role model, you can understand why she felt the need to clear the air.

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  • Big_Bear27

    They don’t want to get a knife in the back after the game….







  • onelyfe55

    wow its crazy how people who may have never been seen or caught running a red light or texting while driving or what ever we have done in our lives and not been penalized for for 1 we have a justice system in place to decide the penalties of the wrongs of society yet we get so self important when we observe some one else’s misfortune Ray Lewis’s only crime if any in that incedent was hanging with the wrong type of people which at one time or another weve all done yet the thing that stands out to me is the fact that he’s one of the few people that when caught up truly meant it when he told the judge that if spared for this ill be a different person and by judge i mean the all mighty not man cause since then he’s done nothing but suceed in public and professional service and i personaly think that he is the perfect rolemodel for those who may have made a mistake in there lives and because of people like you feel that they can never out live it which i consider to be the ole red leter syndrome all i can say is wow way to go Ray



  • http://twitter.com/1Bolden terrance bolden


  • Mthrdrst97

    Ray Lewis’s past has never been a secret. Ray gives motivational speeches and talks about the murder charges being a defining moment in his life. Ray Lewis has never has claimed to be more than the man he is. Was he a thug? He was. Was he a criminal? Perhaps. Did he have children out of wedlock with multiple women? Apparently so. Still, has Ray Lewis has taken all of that and tired to live the best life he could? From the glimpses into his life we are allowed, I say he has. Not that my opinion, or yours, matters, or should matter, to Ray Lewis or anyone else.
    By all accounts Ray has given his life to Christ and isn’t afraid to lay it all out there for everyone to see. Is he a squeaky clean role model like Tim Tebow? We all know and have always known he is not. What Ray Lewis is to my husband, and perhaps others like my husband, is an example of a real man who made mistakes and bad choices and then chose not to let that past define who he is. My husband has a past (from 15 to 23) littered with arrests for fighting and drugs. He was raised in a large city, was mostly on his own from 15, and his story is echoed by many. He spent his formative years in and out of prison as did most of his peers. Then, one day, tired of it all, my husband just walked away from that life and began to live the life he always wanted to.
    Should our son look to his father as a role model? Absolutely. Should other children? For some, I still say yes. Not for those in middle and upper class 2 parent homes like our own perhaps, but definitely for some.
    I know what you are thinking, look at the harm my husband caused, the crimes he paid for and the ones that went unpunished. Well, I for one am unabashedly proud that my husband took the little he was born with and has made so much of his life. His course in life wasn’t an easy one, his support system was sparse, so he forged a path to today as best he knew how.
    When my husband watched Ray Lewis struggle and come of age in the NFL at the same time he was facing his own demons, it created some bond in my husband’s mind that continues to support him to this day. When Ray Lewis reached his bottom and was charged with murder, he dug deep and became the man he needed to be. We all should be so courageous. So let Ray Lewis be a leader and a role model to those that need him.  

  • footballfan94

    How about you head on back to school Jackass and learn how to SPELL!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SQKWDYYE3MNSLVEGM3X2ZKJZKQ Mark

    Very well said Mthrdrst97

  • http://twitter.com/cornellgamble1 cornell gamble

    Is Tim Tebow sickening?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E yahoo-5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E

    sickening? thanking the lord for a good game and win is sickening? ur sick

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E yahoo-5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E

    i have no idea how they call that boney person a supermodel. not pretty to me at all.  i mean she is not ugly but come on a super model. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E yahoo-5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E

    DAMN WERRE U THERE?   Sounds to me u might know something urself smart guy. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E yahoo-5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E

    damn tell her realtalk1234567
    she answered her own question and for everybody else too.  lol

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E yahoo-5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E

    two different people jackass

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E yahoo-5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E

    these people here act like they know all about rey lewis.  they sound like fans to me.  they know so much about him.

  • JerseyParla

    I think her husband said hey you better apologize, the neighbors said they seen someone that looks like RL with a knife looking through the window.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E yahoo-5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E

    createlan that was lame.  and i DOUBT u sent him an email with ur scarey ass

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E yahoo-5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E

    bigfatass bear got jokes. NOT.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E yahoo-5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E

    u mean Benrapisberger? of course they wont talk about him.   

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E yahoo-5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E

    i had no idea this women worked at hooters.  and she wants to talk about a good role model? omg the nerve of this ugly hooters women.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E yahoo-5OEOXGDLN4GERADVIZ3EX52C5E

    what he said isnt any worse than what she said about Ray Lewis.  come on now.

  • http://twitter.com/CHUCKFUKNNORRIS r

     true dat

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TDXYNSTL4KTX2DN5DB4FVDSFZY E.

    you sound just as stupid as her!  If this is America…Ray has not been convicted and is not a trouble maker, you are talking about 1 incident…I bet you are some out of shape guy whose wife got screwed by someone like Ray Lewis. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TDXYNSTL4KTX2DN5DB4FVDSFZY E.

    Hey dummy, do you know if everyone in the world was punished for everything others though they did…just say he is guilty, plea or not…DIDNT DO IT!  Just like O.J.  Funny some white serial killer admitted to killing Nicole and Ron but they still wanna say O.J. did it.  Get a Life…at least he doesnt touch little boys!

  • Big_Bear27

    Both killed with a knife.
    Both football stars
    Both had all the money in the world to throw at lawyers.
    Both did it but still got off.
    Both African-American or what  ever the politically correct term is today.

    The Racist Bear
    Figured I’d say it first.I know it was coming.

    Thanks for your time Ass~Clown

  • Big_Bear27

    My ass isn’t fat.
    Now your mommas ass….
    Your mommas ass is so fat when she walks in front of the TV you miss three episodes.

  • Big_Bear27

    You sound like a Jets fan……..

  • Big_Bear27

    Don’t forget the six kids from four different women.

  • Big_Bear27

    Are you a Jets fan or just an Ass~Clown ?
    Never mind, they are the same thing…… DOH

  • Big_Bear27

    Comments from a Jets fan/Ass~Clown……….

  • Big_Bear27

    Ray’s not going to Disney World.

    The only super bowl mvp not to be offered that comercial.

    Role model. NOT

  • Big_Bear27

    Your a Special kind of Stupid if you believe the dribble you write….

  • http://twitter.com/rsports24 Ron

    shut up!

  • http://twitter.com/jksaes29 john kuratnick

     Bullshit that idoit belongs in jail This is a reflection how stupid the NFL really are making him a poster board child screw Ray Lewis

  • Roshizzle731

    Watch your mouth before a bullet flies into it you little bitch.

  • Robert Bain

    If Welker had caught the pass that hit him in the hands on 3rd down in the second half, the drive would have continued and they might have scored a point.  If Brady hed not heard foot steps all game, his aim might have been better and they may have scored.  If ANY player on the team had the balls not to hide behind their wives and girfriends, they may have been able to compete with the tougher team.  Don’t take it out on Ray because her “man” herad steps. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DL52OYHLZVUF2WHEHWPFZQWEWA Ann

    Class? When you cant acknowledge the winning coach after the game?  Some of you people are really sick and cruel, but Im not casting stones because Im not perfect!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FZIUXEMHG5CDG2NIKMEM47IVB4 Ann

    Gee, I clicked on this thinking it was a news story.  I didn’t realize it was an op-ed piece.  Mr. DelVecchio, you really ought to make sure your YB editors give your opinions headings that won’t let readers confuse you with a reporter.

  • Bbaile29

    Everyone deserves a second chance when they have made a mistake. Ray Lewis got one for being in the wrong place at the wrong time…He didn’t do it! Gisele Bundchen got one for her comments and Anna Burns Welker is getting one now!  Now Red78995, you even get a second chance for your comment, “This is America and she is entitled to speak her mind”, because you are half way right.  She is entitled, if it is not defaming or detrimental to others!  And, her comments were!  May god bless you and forgive you for the hate you have in your heart!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Neil_0226 neil_0226

    Maybe she should teach you that you should enjoy your “this is America” rights and privilleges and don’t shove your head up your ass. Hey, i can speak my mind too.