The Baltimore Ravens linebacker this week said he forgave Anna Burns Welker, the wife of the New England Patriots receiver who had a Facebook meltdown after the AFC championship game and ripped Lewis.
She said 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!"
Ah, but Lewis is a religious man (honestly, he is — he doesn't talk about that very much so you may have missed it) and he's at peace with Mrs. Welker.
"I've always been a firm believer of the Good Book, and the Good Book always confirms, even a fool is counted wise until he opens he or she mouth," Lewis said, according to Comcast SportsNet New England. "And sometimes people just say silly stuff. And they say it out of emotion. And sometimes you need to let the game take care of the game. We lost up there last year, and I didn't hear one teammate say anything about nobody there because we have respect for that team, that they won it fair and square. So for her to come out and say what she said, listen, I truly forgive her, and I have no hard feelings against her at all, but I believe people just make mistakes and say foolish things sometimes."
Well, we can close the chapter on that raging controversy. What this does is it fits in with something Yahoo! Sports' Michael Silver wrote about after media day: Lewis is handling things much different today, as a wiser 37-year-old man than he did his first Super Bowl. Sure, he avoided talking about the deer antler spray controversy, but he probably figured not much good was going to come out of using media day as a hour-long conversation about any involvement he had with the product, so he said what he had to say and moved on.
We're just glad this is put to rest and hopefully none of the 49ers wives have much to say on social media venues this Sunday.