Tom Brady didn't throw his old teammate Wes Welker under the bus. And multiple Patriots gave Welker hugs and handshakes after Sunday's loss to the Broncos.
On Monday morning, one former Patriot, a former teammate of Welker, very publicly had the slot receiver's back.
And he very publicly called out Patriots coach Bill Belichick for lying.
I have nothing but love and respect for Bill Belichick, but he's absolutely wrong about Wes Welker's hit on Aqib Talib... and he knows it.— Donte' Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) January 20, 2014
Stallworth helped the Patriots to the 2007 Super Bowl and then returned to play for the team last season. He tweeted later that people who didn't like Welker's hit simply aren't familiar with that kind of play.
I wish I could do a film session to explain to the people who have NOT seen a rub play 1,000 times over on film, practices and games...— Donte' Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) January 20, 2014