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Report: Welker's wife apologizes for remarks about Lewis

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The wife of New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker apologized Monday after taking a few shots at Baltimore Ravens' linebacker Ray Lewis on Facebook on Sunday following the Baltimore Ravens' 28-13 victory over the Patriots.

On Sunday, Anna Burns Welker wrote on Facebook: "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!"

She subsequently deleted the post and issued an apology through LarryBrownSports.com, which read: "I'm deeply sorry for my recent post on Facebook. 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."

Lewis announced weeks ago that he would retire at the conclusion of Baltimore's season.

Welker will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and he wouldn't commit to a return to the Patriots. Asked after Sunday's loss if he'd re-sign with New England, he said, "I'm not sure. I'm not worried about that right now."
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