january 22, 2013 • 01:37 PM • last update 01:59 PM

Welker's wife apologizes for Lewis post

Anna Welker apologized for comments she made about Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis on Facebook following the Patriots' loss to Baltimore.

The wife of New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker apologized for her remarks about Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis following New England's 28-13 loss in the AFC Championship Game Sunday.

On her Facebook page, Anna Welker posted this comment:

"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!"

Anna Welker released a statement to the blog Larry Brown Sports apologizing for the comment, reading:

"I'm deeply sorry for 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 these amazing teams."