By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
There has been plenty of excitement surrounding this season’s NFL playoffs. When it was all said and done, 4 talented football teams remained and played their hardest on Sunday to secure their spots in the upcoming Super Bowl. However, fate would select the Baltimore Ravens over the New England Patriots, and the San Francisco 49ers over the Atlanta Falcons. Many are happy with the upcoming game, as both teams have plenty of loyal fans to cheer them on. However, when it comes to favorite players, many admit they are rooting more so for Ray Lewis than anyone else, who announced recently that this would be his final season in the league.
Lewis is without a doubt the heart of the Baltimore Ravens. He is the team motivator and has been a huge fan favorite for years. Despite that, Lewis has run into some legal issues. And some suspect he had more to do with that stabbing in 2000 that resulted in two deaths than he’s admitting to.
As a result, not everyone is happy or cheering Ray Lewis on as he prepares to play in the Super Bowl.
Welp, it looks like the wife of one of Tom Brady’s favorite Wide Receivers Wes Welker also isn’t a Ray Lewis fan. After the loss on Sunday, she took to her Facebook account to slam Ray for his personal flaws and legal problems, and made it clear that she didn’t think he was Hall of Fame material.
In her Facebook post, she writes:
“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!”
Of course people were outraged by her comments. So just like any wife that happens to be married to a high profile athlete, she had to issue an apology. In an exclusive statement to Pepper on Sports, she says:
“I’m deeply sorry for my recent post on Facebook, including comments about Ray Lewis. 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 NFL team to even make it to the playoffs, and the momentary frustration I felt should not overshadow the achievement of these amazing teams.”
It’s amazing how sports, something that was meant be fun, can bring out the worst in people.