Ted Johnson called Vince Wilfork’s wife ugly and Wilfork is furious

Vince-Wilfork-Bianca-WilforkFormer New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson was teammates with Vince Wilfork in 2004, the year before he retired from football. The two defensive stand-outs won a Super Bowl together that season, but I’m going to go out on a limb and guess they were never really close friends. And if they were, they aren’t anymore.

Johnson now works as a radio host for Sports Radio 610 in Houston. On Friday morning he was on with “In the Loop” when a caller asked him to name the player he played with that had the ugliest spouse during his time with the Patriots. Johnson seemed hesitant, but he went ahead and answered the question anyway. He probably should have left it alone.

“You know what, I’ve got it,” Johnson said. “And this is a big, big man. This guy had his way with the Texans this year. He won’t hear this — Vince Wilfork.”

Teddy may have already learned his first valuable lesson of working in radio — everyone hears everything. They may not be listening live, but sports bloggers like us make sure that anything worth hearing is heard. Such was the case with Johnson’s regrettable comment about Bianca Wilfork, which led to the following message on Twitter from Wilfork to Johnson.


“Every1 is entitled to their own opinion, but it is f—ed up when a x-teammate that I actually looked up to and enjoyed playing with takes shots at my wife for whatever reasons,” Wilfork wrote in a separate message. “I love my wife and my family. She is my everything. I don’t care when this was said no one should cross that line. The line has been crossed so it is what it is. All I wanna say is f— you! You don’t want to f— with me or my family. Take shots at me all day but not them. I have a great family life and blessed to have them.”

Bianca Wilfork also responded to the insult, albeit with some far less angry comments on her Instagram account.


Wilfork and his wife are very involved with the Patriots’ charitable organizations and do a lot of work for the community, so most New England fans are quite familiar with her. We’ve seen the mayor of Boston screw-up Wilfork’s name before while wearing his jersey, but that didn’t seem to bother the 325-pounder. Understandably, Johnson’s comment struck a nerve. Naturally, Johnson has already attempted to apologize:

Just speculating here, but it’s probably too late for apologies. Everyone makes mistakes, but Johnson can’t take back what he said. You live and learn.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/barry.bond.773 Barry Bond

    The internet brings out the most powerful group of gutless cowards nothing new here

  • SpinMax

    egads man

  • 1Hoss

    Probably should have left it alone? Ya think. Good God, a grown man calling an ex-teammates wife ugly. Yeah, Wilfork probably not gonna get past that. Don’t blame him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jane-Smith/100003927837470 Jane Smith

    Ted Johnson walked right into it with both feet. Where was his reasoning? Ted suffered several concussions while playing for the Patriots. After retiring it was reported that he had early signs of Alzheimers. No joke. The damage done to his brain changed his personality and caused problems in his marriage. He ended up getting divorced as a result of it. His poor judgement in answering such a question makes me wonder about his mental state. I always like Ted Johnson but this is sad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jack.chandler.1023 Jack Chandler

    There is no excuse for that kind of comment but the man is really brain damaged and that can have a real effect on his judgement.

  • John

    I hope he doesn’t go new enland anytime soon. However, good or bad, I would like to see that encounter

  • http://www.facebook.com/rj.gomez.90 RJ Gomez

    Vince Wilfork’s wife ugly? Plz people need to stop haiting. Wilfork aka The Tank all day every day go 75.

  • DellNell

    actually it was a radio show he said this.

  • Vocaltremors

    I just don’t see what the big deal is… he was asked his opinion and he gave it. BFD! From the picture, I’d have to agree with him. That bitch is just plain homely…. she looks like she hit every branch on the way down when she fell out of the ugly tree…….

  • bumsrush

    You gotta admit she’s butt ugly.

  • bumsrush

    There’s nothing wrong with being ugly. Some of my best friends are ugly as homemade manure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maximo.flores Maximo Flores

    It’s from a bit the show does where it gives the listeners a chance to ask personal questions and the radio hosts can answer honestly. It has nothing to do with brain damage. Teddy 3 rings is awesome in Houston and very open and honest with everything he has been through. It’s ashame that “sports” bloggers would turn something like this into a story. It is very schoolyard and they are just trying to instigate it and create a bigger problem. This guy even admitted as much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maximo.flores Maximo Flores

    Just a blogger instigating a problem like a school yard punk trying to instigate a fight. “Hey Vince, he called your wife ugly and he said you smell like doo doo. I wouldn’t take that. Go smash his face”

  • Gertie Birdie

    Ok so the woman is in love, she’s got a ton of money, her husband loves her, she has a healthy and beautiful family and feels like she is the luckiest woman in the world. I think she laughs at all of you ..as she should! Why should she give a crap what anyone thinks! ..she has the world at her feet. I just hope the kids aren’t made fun of because of this stupidness. ..you know how viral and out of control these things can get.

  • http://www.facebook.com/timothy.horrigan Timothy Horrigan

    That was a strange question for a caller to be asking Ted Johnson, though Ted’s choice to answer it was even stranger. Maybe the caller knew Johnson from real life & had heard him making similar comments off-air.

    In any case, Mrs. Wilfork is not so ugly. In most of her pics, she looks great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/timothy.horrigan Timothy Horrigan

    hey, there are unflattering pics out there even of Mrs. Tom Brady, who is a famous model. Vince loves his wife, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks of her.

  • Jomo

    I’d really love to hear one of these guys just once go “Well, I’m a dick.” This whole lapse in judgement thing is so entirely dishonest. Just admit you’re being a dick.

  • Jomo

    ^^^ dick

  • http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.marshall.16568 Kenneth Marshall

    ignorance is as ignorance does! looks are in the eye of the beholder. i know plenty of so called beautiful women who have ugly morals and would cheat with the first guy their husbands bring home. this couple should be looked at and admired considering all the gold digging wives circulating around the sports personalities in the world. so i say hooray Mr. and Mrs. Wolfork may God continue to bless your marriage.

  • L Huydson

    He’s not a dick – not man enough to be a dick. He’s a bytch and p&ssy hiding behind his momma’s skirt. He wouldn’t say shyt if he had to say it without remaining anonymous. Feel sorry for this dickless POS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hayven-Williams/100003651413436 Hayven Williams

    I want to see a picture of your wife…..

  • DarinGreenwood

    This was such a long time coming. Who you share your life with is about who best fits you. Looks are subjective and I consider many of the comments and focus of the media to be inhumane. This inhumane treatment treatment of people by the media is so out of whack with who they think they are.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-A-Stewart/574557852 John A Stewart


  • Vocaltremors

    It’s an opinion, people, and like a**holes, everybody’s got one. Look folks, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Vince obviously thinks HIS wife is beautiful to him, which is just suits him fine, but I think it’s ridiculous that the guy gets all butt hurt because someone else doesn’t. As for what my wife looks like… that is totally irrelevant to the conversation. I find my wife attractive, and I really don’t care if you didn’t…. all that matters is what I SEE in her, and that’s all that should matter to Vince. He really shouldn’t sweat the small stuff….

  • Vocaltremors

    No, I’m not a dick…. I’m just honest, and some people just can’t handle the truth….

  • anpel

    Yeah everyone has one and some people are one.:)

  • Jueceman

    I feel bad for Ted Johnson because you know, he clearly had the answer to an awfully shallow question. Wilfork’s wife knows she’s butt ugly but that’s ok, because her life is fine, she has somebody to love and that’s all that matters.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jack.moskovita Jack Moskovita

    She is UGLY and he is FAT and all the fancy words won’t take that away…

  • bob saget

    the big girls always put in the most work… right on vince ha

  • johnLpoetry

    What a moron, Ted Johnson! How did this idiot who has no professional ethics and who also lacks in humaneness get a job as a radio host? Well, I guess it’s because the radio business is full of similar types of jackasses. Also, I wonder what Ted Johnson’s wife looks like. I assume she has to be a beauty queen, right? Finally, the moron caller (beauty queen for a wife or girlfriend undoubtedly) that thought of this asinine question also has his head up his ass. What kind of supposedly adult mind takes the time to call into a radio show and ask this asshole question? Right. I have to remember we’re talking about radio hosts and their highly intellectual sports audiences.

  • johnLpoetry

    That’s fine guy but it’s a little more than an opinion when this asshole is calling out another man’s wife in the public sphere. He’s not expressing his opinion like people might do at work or with a friend or acquaintance. What Johnson did was uncalled for and the fact that he disrespected a man in a forum that had the potential to reach millions, Wilfork couldn’t just shrug this off and act as if nothing happened. Maybe you have the ability to be emotionless, but I think you may have acted in a similar way if you were a professional athlete being stabbed in the back by an ex teammate.

  • johnLpoetry

    Maybe you didn’t think your first sentence out because feeling bad for Ted Johnson is unequivocally wrong!! He didn’t clearly have to answer the moronic question from the idiot caller. Couldn’t he have easily told the caller that he needed to address himself in a more respectful tone by asking a real sports question? Couldn’t he have admonished the caller about his insensitivity? He could have blown him off just as well by taking the higher ground and refusing answer the question. There were many options for Johnson to choose, but he instead acted like a callous buffoon, similar to the caller.

  • johnLpoetry

    Wait a minute now! You didn’t just say that he had exhibited early signs of Alzheimer’s? Wow! Then how did he get a job as a radio host? What kind of garbage outfit would hire a man with that sort of mental illness? Or maybe he’s as sound as the average man and your excuse or out for him carries no weight.

  • Vocaltremors

    I think the whole thing is just ridiculous… the ONLY reason Wilfork is saying something is because he’s grandstanding for his wife because she got all butt hurt over someone calling her ugly. Come on man, look at the picture… she’s fugly in my opinion, but again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it really doesn’t and shouldn’t matter to me. If someone said my wife is ugly, big deal… that’s your opinion and you’re entitled to it, and I’d just brush it off as such. He’s not and I think it’s because he’s being prodded at home about it, or he’s just really thin skinned.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.bruce.1234 Michael Bruce

    We should give this much attention to what is really going to have an impact on us in the near future.

  • liberaltraitors

    What a moron. I hope he gets what is coming to him.

  • bob

    Yikes run for the hill boys. take cover

  • http://twitter.com/wordsmithwoman MJ

    I like her reply…she has class.