Vince Wilfork is sticking up for his wife after a former New England Patriots teammate went on a Houston area radio show and called her ugly.
Ted Johnson was appearing on Sports Radio 610 when the host asked him which former teammate had the ugliest wife. He may have been set up, but Johnson didn’t seem to hesitate in saying that Vince Wilfork’s wife Bianca was the worst.
“This is a big, big man,” Johnson said, not naming Wilfork at first. “This guy had his way with the Texans this year.”
But then, on the mistaken idea that Vince wouldn’t learn about it, Johnson went a bit further.
“He won’t hear this: Vince Wilfork.”
Well, it didn’t say private for long. Within a few hours, Vince Wilfork was on Twitter defending his wife.
Wilfork, who on his Twitter page describes himself as “husband, friend, father,” had some no-so-friendly words for Ted Johnson.
Wilfork tweeted Johnson a tough message: “@tedj52 your barking up the wrong tree I hear and see everything [expletive]”
Known for his tough (and some would say dirty) play on the field and generous spirit off of it, Wilfork told his Twitter followers that he would do whatever it takes to stick up for his family.
Let me apologize to my fans in advance of whatever I may say today but I do not play when it comes to my family
— Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) March 22, 2013
In a longer note attached to a picture, Wilfork wrote:
Every1 is entitled to their own opinion, but it is [expletive] up when a x-teammate that I actually looked up to and enjoyed playing with takes shots at my wife for whatever reasons. I love my wife and my family She is my everything. I don’t care when this was said no one should cross that line. The line has been crossed so it is what it is.”
Vince Wilfork’s wife also addressed the controversy, taking a surprisingly positive view on the slam in a note on her Instagram page.
“In this day and age people forget to realize its not about looks, weight, money or status,” she wrote. “My relationship with my husband … is about being real, building each other up and having each other’s back. Those things can’t be measured, determined or valued by looks or money. Those things shine in the darkest times and relish in the best.”
Apparently the strategy worked. Ted Johnson later apologized for his remarks about Vince Wilfork’s wife.