As part of his interview on ESPN Boston Radio on Tuesday (listen to it HERE), Patriots receiver Wes Welker was asked about comments made by Gisele Bunchden, supermodel wife of quarterback Tom Brady, after the Super Bowl in which she blasted her husband’s pass catchers.
"My husband can not f------ throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times," Bundchen said immediately after the game, in a video captured by theinsider.com, a gossip website.
Welker dropped a crucial Brady pass late in the Super Bowl XLVI loss. So was there any awkwardness between Welker and Bunchden, who were photographed -- along with Brady and Welker’s fiancee -- on a Costa Rica beach earlier this year?
“No, not at all. I know how she is anyway,” Welker told ESPN Boston Radio’s Adam Jones. “I’m certain my mom was saying some of the same things out there, there just wasn’t a camera on her. I wasn’t worried about that at all.”
So were those comments even brought up?
“For sure,” Welker said. “I think she was texting with my fiancee asking how I was doing and I told her ‘Everything’s fine, except for this crazy Brazilian lady saying these things about me.’ We joked about it and stuff. We know how she is and we get along very well. It’s all good.”
Welker’s interview was one of a series he had with ESPN throughout the day to promote the “Great American Try-on,” a campaign by the makers of Depends undergarments to raise money to fight prostate cancer.
“They actually fit really well,” joked Welker, who tried on the new Depends briefs in a recent commercial. “I got to the point where I almost want to wear them to bed, not have to get up in the middle of the night and just let it go.”