There is nothing worse in sports than being a sore loser, but even worse than that is when someone who doesn’t even play the sport chimes in. If you haven’t heard Wes Welkers wife Anna Burns Welker had this to say on Facebook after the Patriots lost to the ravens:
“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!”
Let’s start by saying she quickly apologized the next day after this caught fire in the media, but her apology had Bob Craft written all over it. Even with the apology we know that she didn’t really mean it, and what she said initially was what she felt and not “an emotional response over the Patriots losing”.
The truth is Wes Welker is a likeable guy/athlete who normally goes about his business and is a true professional. I am sure Wes would not have ever made a statement like this publicly, so why is Anna Burns speaking out of place. Anna Burns is a nice looking woman who married a pro athlete, and now wants to cast stones like she’s made a tackle or lived the life of a pro football player.
I am not sure what her background is, but everyone doesn’t have a pristine life. Ray Lewis grew up in less than ideal surroundings, and his father wasn’t there often. So even though he has six kids, all of them are well taken care of and he spends each offseason with them. Part of the reason Lewis retired was to watch one of his sons play college football, and he always flies in for his kids birthdays. No one is perfect in this world, and especially not Anna Burns Welker.
She gets put in the hall of fail because she needs to leave the criticism of what happens on the field to the people who orchestrate what happens on the field. When she steps in between the chalked lines and puts on the pads then she can say whatever she wants.