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Anna Burns Welker wasn’t gracious about Ray Lewis, but don’t deny player’s history

What’s worse: dredging up an unpleasant part of the past, or pretending that it doesn’t exist?

Anna Burns Welker, the wife of New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker, has come under a torrent of criticism for writing a bitter Facebook post after the Patriots loss on Sunday that cited the troubled past of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. And without doubt, her post, which referenced past criminal charges against Lewis, struck many fans as a cheap shot at a time when a more gracious sentiment would have been more appropriate. She has sensibly apologized for it.

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