Report: Welker and friends 'tackled' by Aspen security


Report: Welker and friends 'tackled' by Aspen security

A little over a week before his wedding, Wes Welker and a group of his buddies found themselves in a scuffle with local security in Aspen, Colo., according to a report.

The New York Post says that Welker and six of his friends tried to rush into the Patrn-sponsored Summerology event on Friday night.

According to the report, Welker's group didn't check in with party staffers beforehand, and as a result, some riled up security guards got an opportunity to make like middle linebackers, tackling Welker and his friends.

From the NY Post:
Security tried to subdue the group when a brawl almost broke out, a source told us. Security then physically restrained Welker and his group to break everything up.Were told Welker and his rowdy crew werent arrested, but cops threatened to do so. Security calmed them down and kicked them off the property, a source told us.Aspen police confirmed there was a record of a lecture and release incident at the Aspen eatery Friday night, but couldnt confirm if Welker and his crew were involved.

This all went down early last weekend. A look at Welker's Twitter account shows that it hasn't kept him from enjoying his time out west over the course of the last few days. But obviously this isn't the kind of thing that Welker wants out in the open -- especially when he's hoping to land a long-term deal with the Patriots some time in the next three-and-a-half weeks.

But no arrest. No injuries. By and large, major bullet dodged.

Tom Brady delivers video message at funeral of Navy SEAL

Tom Brady delivers video message at funeral of Navy SEAL

Tom Brady delivered a video message last week at the funeral of Navy SEAL Kyle Milliken, a Maine native and former UConn track athlete killed in Somalia on May 5.

Bill Speros of The Boston Herald, in a column this Memorial Day weekend, wrote about Milliken and Brady's message.   

Milliken ran track at Cheverus High School in Falmouth, Maine, and at UConn, where he graduated in 2001. Milliken lived in Virginia Beach, Va., with his wife, Erin, and two children.  He other Navy SEALs participated in a training exercise at Gillette Stadium in 2011 where he met and posed for pictures with Brady.

Speros wrote that at Milliken’s funeral in Virginia Beach, Va., Brady's video offered condolences and thanked Milliken’s family for its sacrifice and spoke of how Milliken was considered a “glue guy” by UConn track coach Greg Roy.

Milliken had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, earning four Bronze Star Medals and was based in Virginia since 2004.  He was killed in a nighttime firefight with Al-Shabaab militants near Barij, about 40 miles from the Somali capital of Mogadishu. He was 38.

The Pentagon said Milliken was the first American serviceman killed in combat in Somalia since the "Black Hawk Down" battle that killed 18 Americans in 1993. 

In a statement to the Herald, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said: “It was an honor to host Kyle and his team for an exercise at Gillette Stadium in 2011. It gave new meaning to the stadium being known as home of the Patriots. We were deeply saddened to hear of Kyle’s death earlier this month.

“As Memorial Day weekend approaches, we are reminded of the sacrifices made by patriots like Kyle and so many others who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend and protect our rights as Americans. Our thoughts, prayers and heartfelt appreciation are extended to the Milliken family and the many families who will be remembering lives lost this Memorial Day weekend.”