Assistant sports editor Ryan Sharp found this jewel today on the WWW:
Apparently the ties between Wes Welker and Rex Ryan go beyond the state of Oklahoma and a few remarks about feet in a press conference.
In a blog posted on ESPN.com on Tuesday, Ryan said he and Welker regularly trade text messages, the contents of which are apparently much nastier than Welker’s jabs at Ryan for the foot-fetish videos that came out last season, purportedly starring Ryan’s wife.
“We text back and forth and rip each other back and forth before we ever play,” Ryan told ESPN.com. “That’s what we do. Trust me, we’ve said a lot worse to each other than what was reported. But I think he just went public with those comments, and that’s probably what upset (New England coach Bill) Belichick.”
Belichick benched Welker for the Patriots’ first offensive series for making 11 foot-related comments during a pregame press conference.