Report: Welker missed game because of death in family

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Report: Welker missed game because of death in family

Wes Welker said on Monday he missed Friday's game against the Buccaneers because of a "personal issue."

The Globe's Greg Bedard was on Sports Tonight later Monday to report that Welker was telling the truth. It was a personal issue. Welker wasn't sitting out because of his contract situation or because he was being a malcontent.

On Tuesday Bedard said the reason Welker missed Friday's game was because he had a death in the family for which he had to attend his native Oklahoma.

The "personal issue" Wes Welker said he was dealing with was a death in the family that required his travel back to Oklahoma. Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) August 28, 2012
Watch the video above to see what the Sports Tonight guys think about Welker's future in New England.

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