Had Wes Welker not signed his franchise tender and held out of Patriots camp for a long-term extension, he might be considered a celebrity. Instead he signed his tender, accepted that he’ll probably be making $9.5 million in 2012 and went to work. That type of reasonability apparently does not get you into exclusive parties in Aspen.
Welker is getting ready to marry his fiancee Anna Burns — who as you can see here is extremely easy on the eyes — next week. According to the NY Post, Wes and six of his buddies were out for an “unofficial bachelor party” in Aspen Friday night when they attempted to get into a Patron-sponsored party that was part of the 30th annual Aspen Food & Wine Classic. From the sound of it, the result was the same as it would have been if six of my friends and I tried getting in.
Sources say Welker strolled up to the bash at restaurant Above the Salt with his posse and tried to rush in without checking in with party staffers. When security tackled the group, witnesses said they still wouldn’t cooperate, and demanded to be let in right away.
“Security tried to subdue the group” when a brawl almost broke out, a source told us. “Security then physically restrained [Welker] and his group to break everything up.”
We’re told Welker and his rowdy crew weren’t arrested, but cops threatened to do so. “Security calmed them down and kicked them off the property,” a source told us.
Aspen police confirmed there was a record of a “lecture and release” incident at the Aspen eatery Friday night, but couldn’t confirm if Welker and his crew were involved.
When you’re Wes Welker and company, being denied access to an exclusive party probably isn’t a familiar feeling. Welker has been on Twitter over the past couple of days talking about how excited he is for the wedding and how much he loves Aspen, so it doesn’t sound like he’s in any sort of serious trouble. At the moment it doesn’t appear Bill Belichick will have to bench him to start the season.
H/T Eye on Football
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