As one set of player suspensions is still being hammered out by the league office, another player came close to getting himself in line for a suspension of his own on Friday night.
The New York Post reports that Patriots receiver Wes Welker and six friends, while apparently partying in advance of Welker’s wedding, tried to crash a party held in connection with the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. Security officials “tackled” the members of the group, but they thereafter continued to demand to be let in to the event.
The men (who fairly could be called the “seven dwarves,” if they all were Welker’s size) didn’t end up singing “Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it’s off to jail we go.” Police reportedly threatened to arrest Welker and his pre-nuptial posse, and they eventually calmed down and left the premises.
Per the Post, Aspen police records indicate that a “lecture and release” (that’s what I do to every fish I catch) was administered at the location, but it doesn’t specify that Welker and his group were on the receiving end of it.