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Welker says visit to Playboy Mansion gave fans the wrong idea

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker is going through the difficult process of rehabilitating a surgically repaired knee and a surgically repaired shoulder this offseason. But the offseason hasn’t all been so bad for Welker: He also got to visit the Playboy Mansion.

Unfortunately, Welker says, a picture of him wearing a bathrobe and standing next to playmate Ashley Dupre — the woman at the center of the prostitution scandal that ensnared former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer — has given fans the wrong idea.

“It’s funny, man,” Welker told Ian R. Rapoport of the Boston Herald. “I’ve been working so hard, and it’s like, ‘Oh, Wes is rehabbing at the Playboy Mansion or something.’ I’m like, ‘Dude, it’s one night.’ “

Welker said he didn’t know who Dupre was when he posed for the picture and that even his own mother has gotten on his case about it.

Now, he says, Welker is considering his visit to the Playboy Mansion to be “Probably my last.”

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32 Responses to “Welker says visit to Playboy Mansion gave fans the wrong idea”
  1. section128drunk says: May 24, 2010 7:19 AM

    talk about going deep down the inside seam

  2. Florio-is-a-tool says: May 24, 2010 7:23 AM

    There’s a reason Rothlisberger has never been invited by Hef.

  3. Ravens634 says: May 24, 2010 7:41 AM

    who cares….let the guy enjoy life…he has never been in trouble, and did nothing wrong…

  4. hotep999 says: May 24, 2010 7:42 AM

    wuz the deal w/this rash of Wes Welker posts this weekend?

  5. blackglass says: May 24, 2010 7:46 AM

    You’re one of the toughest bastards in football, Wes. If you want to chill at the Playboy mansion, I got no problem with it. It’s much better than raping some co-ed in a bathroom.

  6. The Real Shuxion says: May 24, 2010 7:56 AM

    It could be worse, he could have visited the Club magazine studios.
    Although I would want to give him a high five for that…….after he washed his hands of course.

  7. MiamiInItaly says: May 24, 2010 7:56 AM

    Send the next invite you get my way Wes. I will gladly take your place at the playboy mansion

  8. tinopuno says: May 24, 2010 8:07 AM

    “It’s funny, man,” Welker told Ian R. Rapoport of the Boston Herald. “I’ve been working so hard, and it’s like, ‘Oh, Wes is rehabbing at the Playboy Mansion or something.’ I’m like, ‘Dude, it’s one night.’ ”
    ——————————————————
    It is funny Dude! Like, I assumed because Welker was almost 30 years old, he would, like, speak as an adult and not a 14 year old.
    But I suppose you have to take into account the fact that he was raised in Oklahoma.

  9. Popeye says: May 24, 2010 8:15 AM

    Either Wes is not into women or Ms Dupree loves him in the slot.

  10. 8man says: May 24, 2010 8:40 AM

    We have a new Worldwide Wes!

  11. promichael says: May 24, 2010 8:53 AM

    This explains exactly what Wes Welker means when he says, “I’ve been working so hard”. I’m sure Ashley Dupre appreciates Wes working so HARD, at the Playboy Mansion.

  12. HtotheB says: May 24, 2010 9:10 AM

    Read this and thought, “oh man, what about Roethlisberger’s mom?”

  13. bluestree says: May 24, 2010 9:11 AM

    Ashley Dupre — the woman at the center of the prostitution scandal
    ————————————–
    You mean the hooker at the center of the scandal.

  14. sonvar says: May 24, 2010 9:23 AM

    Not sure why people would get on Wes Welker’s case. I’m no fan of the Patriots or any of their players but I’ve never heard of any trouble caused by Welker. Rehab sessions are not 24/7 and sometimes you just need some R&R. If he lives up to what he says then he’s an idiot and should give up his pass to a fan or something.

  15. WhySoSerious says: May 24, 2010 9:23 AM

    Welker did more than just pose for pics, but Goodell had the tapes destroyed.

  16. dlmcc0909 says: May 24, 2010 9:26 AM

    Leave the guy alone seriously. Is he married? No? Then live it up Wes. Its not like he skipped a team meeting to be there.

  17. NFC North Resident says: May 24, 2010 9:36 AM

    Is the playboy mansion really that big a deal anymore where he even felt the need to address it?
    i guess to the beer-commercial high-fivers out there, the playboy mansion sounds like a dream but hanging out with the geriatric oddity that is Hef and the plastic dolls who pretend to like him just sounds creepy to me

  18. KnuckleBucket says: May 24, 2010 9:52 AM

    If anyone deserves a trip to the mansion, it’s Welker.

  19. Monarch says: May 24, 2010 9:54 AM

    We Pats fans are happy to hear this news, if he’s chillin with Heffner at the mansion in offseason he’s gotta be 100% coming back, who wouldn’t?

  20. prophet of the light says: May 24, 2010 10:14 AM

    At least he won’t be stiff coming back.
    Oh, and according to the internet… Wes Welker is/was dating Anna Miller (I googled it to see if he was married/dating). Either that, or Wes is the Patriots man-whore.

  21. thepittsburghkid says: May 24, 2010 10:19 AM

    You’re one of the toughest bastards in football, Wes. If you want to chill at the Playboy mansion, I got no problem with it. It’s much better than raping some co-ed in a bathroom.
    yawns,crickets, and tumbleweeds.

  22. SeriousRadio says: May 24, 2010 10:33 AM

    Wes was invited to the Mansion to explain to Dupre the finer points of video cheating.

  23. Iā™„Patriots says: May 24, 2010 11:06 AM

    # prophet of the light says: May 24, 2010 10:14 AM
    At least he won’t be stiff coming back.
    Oh, and according to the internet… Wes Welker is/was dating Anna Miller (I googled it to see if he was married/dating). Either that, or Wes is the Patriots man-whore.
    ==================================
    Anna Miller is Miss Hooters International.
    Too bad for me :(
    ==================================
    # hotep999 says: May 24, 2010 7:42 AM
    wuz the deal w/this rash of Wes Welker posts this weekend?
    ===================================
    He held a football camp this weekend and talked to the media.

  24. NJBoysFan says: May 24, 2010 11:16 AM

    HtotheB says:
    May 24, 2010 9:10 AM
    Read this and thought, “oh man, what about Roethlisberger’s mom?”
    She died when he was 13, I believe. Most people think it’s what contributes to his behavior and lack of moral compass.

  25. flizz says: May 24, 2010 12:07 PM

    # WhySoSerious says:
    “Welker did more than just pose for pics, but Goodell had the tapes destroyed.”
    —————————————————-
    Finally, a clever joke about the Pats video scandal.
    nice work

  26. JoeSixPack says: May 24, 2010 12:24 PM

    Seeing as he’s running, cutting and practicing 3 months after ACL surgery, however the Playmates helped him “rehab”, they should do some more of that.

  27. TFBuckFutter says: May 24, 2010 12:28 PM

    Ashley Dupre wasn’t a Playmate.
    There is one Playmate a month. Just because she posed doesn’t make her a Playmate.
    It just reinforces that she’s a whore.

  28. E.A.D. says: May 24, 2010 12:32 PM

    This is beyond stupid. Being invited to the Playboy mansion is something that only a select group of people ever get to do, some would say it was a “once in a lifetime opportunity”. If they want to give Welker a hard time they should hold Sanchez to the same standard, he was boozing and schmoozing at the White House when he should have been rehabbing his own bum knee…..

  29. Rick says: May 24, 2010 12:49 PM

    I guess the term “no homo” applies to Wes Welker

  30. Didier says: May 24, 2010 3:28 PM

    Welker visits the Playboy mansion and it’s amusing.
    If Moss visited, he’d be trashed up one side and down the other.
    Double standard?
    Well…………………..

  31. Lost says: May 24, 2010 7:16 PM

    Would that be flanker Wes Welker’s Wanker or
    Wanker Wes Welker, flanker?

  32. Backlund in 2012 says: May 25, 2010 10:23 AM

    Not a Patriots fan, but if ever there was a non story, this is it. Unless Welker is married with children, who the hell cares? And who wouldn’t go to the Mansion? I like the guy, and he has nothing to apologize for. At least the Mansion is a better place to hang out than a dirty bathroom stall in Nowheresville, Georgia…

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