01:52 PM ET 01.29 | Wes Welker's wife became a flash-in-the-pan phenomenon when she blasted Ray Lewis after the AFC Championship game. She didn't reference a dirty hit or a bad call, rather she dug up 13 years' worth of dirt and referenced Ray Lewis' 2000 murder trial as though it was relevant to the game her husband had just lost. Welker's wife eventually apologized but the damage had already been done. On his first day in front of the media in New Orleans, Lewis said he's forgiven Welker's wife for what she said about him, saying everyone makes mistakes. Emphasis on the irony there. Many believe that Lewis has embodied a true story of redemption, and would rather see him as the man he's become since that fateful day in 2000 rather than the man he was before it. Whether you like it or not, at least superficially Ray Lewis has matured into a man and if there's anyone who can speak on people learning from their mistakes, it's him.