Former New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson was teammates with Vince Wilfork in 2004, the year before he retired from football. The two defensive stand-outs won a Super Bowl together that season, but I’m going to go out on a limb and guess they were never really close friends. And if they were, they aren’t anymore.
Johnson now works as a radio host for Sports Radio 610 in Houston. On Friday morning he was on with “In the Loop” when a caller asked him to name the player he played with that had the ugliest spouse during his time with the Patriots. Johnson seemed hesitant, but he went ahead and answered the question anyway. He probably should have left it alone.
“You know what, I’ve got it,” Johnson said. “And this is a big, big man. This guy had his way with the Texans this year. He won’t hear this — Vince Wilfork.”
Teddy may have already learned his first valuable lesson of working in radio — everyone hears everything. They may not be listening live, but sports bloggers like us make sure that anything worth hearing is heard. Such was the case with Johnson’s regrettable comment about Bianca Wilfork, which led to the following message on Twitter from Wilfork to Johnson.
Wilfork and his wife are very involved with the Patriots’ charitable organizations and do a lot of work for the community, so New England fans would probably know who she is if they saw her. We’ve seen the mayor of Boston screw up Wilfork’s name before while wearing his jersey, but that didn’t seem to bother the 325-pounder. Understandably, Johnson’s comment struck a nerve. Naturally, Johnson has already attempted to apologize:
I just made a huge error in judgement and want to apologize to Vince and his wife for comments I made earlier today on a Houston radio show
Just speculating here, but it’s probably too late for apologies. Everyone makes mistakes, but Johnson can’t take back what he said. Calling an entire team like this the ugliest team in history is one thing. It's never a good idea to involve the wives.
In this social media driven world where 140 characters or 30 second sound bite can spark movements and bring scorn faster than the dialogue on “Scandal.” Former New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson was teammates with Vince Wilfork in 2004. The two won a Super Bowl together that season too.
Johnson’s current occupation is radio host for CBS Houston. While on air...
Former Patriots linebacker Teddy Johnson called Vince Wilfork’s wife ugly on his radio show and Wilfork let Johnson know how he felt about it.
Johnson was asked who had the ugliest spouse by one of his callers, and this was Johnson’s response:
Wilfork was informed of Johnson’s comments and took to Twitter to let Johnson know just how he felt.
@tedj52 your barking up the wrong...
It sounds like Ted Johnson was thinking Vince Wilfork wouldn’t find out that he called his wife ugly on a local Houston radio station, but unfortunately for him, word got out quickly. Especially on social media.
Ted Johnson, a former Patriots linebacker (won three Super Bowls, played at the University of Colorado), is now hosting a radio show in Houston. He was asked who the...
Ted Johnson, now hosting a radio show in Houston, is getting the show some publicity the old fashioned way: by calling a former teammates’ wife ugly.
During a recent show, according to TheBigLead.com, the former linebacker was asked who the ugliest spouse was on the Patriots during his time there.
“He won’t hear this — Vince Wilfork,” Johnson reportedly responded.
There are a couple of things going on here. You are free to have an opinion on anything, but as the cliche goes, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
Ted Johnson could have avoided this answer, but he decided to give his opinion according to The Big Lead.
Ted Johnson, a former Patriots linebacker (won three Super Bowls, played at the University of...
While on a Houston radio show, former New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson said that Vincent Wilfork’s wife is the ugliest in the NFL. Johnson and Wilfork played together on the 2004 New England Patriots team.
“You know what, I’ve got it,” Johnson said on CBS Houston when a caller asked him to identify the player with the least attractive wife. “And this is a big...
Ex New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson was on a radio show when he called Vince Wilfork’s wife the ugliest spouse in the game. As you might think that didn’t go over to well with Mr. Wilfork himself. 1-0 Ted Johnson over Vince Wilfork.-TO
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By now you have to know that former Patriots LB Ted Johnson made some harsh comments about Vince Wilfork’s wife while on a Houston radio station. We’ve featured Wilfork’s wife here on BC before, but Johnson took things to the next level with this quote.
A caller asked Johnson which former teammate of his had the least attractive wife. Sure, it was a set up question by a blatant...
According to multiple sources today on a Houston Radio show, former New England Patriot Ted Johnson, was asked who had the ugliest spouse on the Patriots. “He won’t hear this – Vince Wilfork,” Johnson reportedly responded.
Well Johnson thought very wrong and was reminded of how fast word spreads when you are talking about a star players wife. Wilfork responded via twitter...
Here's a note to everyone in the universe. If you're on any kind of medium that is being broadcast to the public, never ever for a second believe that what you say won't get back to someone.
Former Patriot Ted Johnson made that mistake today, and he has summoned the wrath of the large and dangerous Vince Wilfork. Watch out or he'll do to you what he did to Donald...
This should be classified as one of those things that is so obvious that it does not need to be said, but sadly that is not the case--don't mess with Vince Wilfork. There is someone dumb enough to antagonize a 6-foot 2-inch, 325 pound man that plays a violent game for a living--a former teammate, linebacker Ted Johnson.
What did Johnson do? He called Vince's wife the...
You simply do not talk about another man’s wife, especially with many people listening to you. It’s just never a good idea. It’s especially not a good idea to talk about a man who is 325 lb man that is paid to destroy quarterbacks. But that’s exactly what former New England Patriots teammate Ted Johnson did in regards to Vince Wilfork’s wife. While hosting his sports radio...
A caller asked former Patriots linebacker and current radio host Ted Johnson which former teammate had the ugliest spouse.
Vince Wilfork wasn't pleased.
Really, really not pleased. And...
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