Former Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson has a radio show in Houston. Current Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork doesn't live in Houston, which is why Johnson figured it was OK to talk about Wilfork's wife on Friday's show.
Specifically, according to the Boston Globe's David D'Onofrio, a caller asked Johnson, "Of all of the players who he played with, who's got the ugliest spouse?"
Common sense screams "Don't answer that," but after a minute (which, apparently, is more than enough time for common sense to take a smoke break), Johnson uttered the following words: "Gosh," he said. "He won't hear this: Vince Wilfork." (You can listen to the audio here.)
Turns out, the Internet extends beyond city limits. Which means that Wilfork very much heard Johnson's comments and let's just say he wasn't happy.
"@TedJ52 your barking up the wrong tree," Wilfork tweeted. "I hear and see everything mother f---er." (Wilfork then tweeted out a link to a longer note, which you can read to the right. Click on the image to enlarge.)
"@TedJ52" is Ted Johnson, who wasted little time apologizing (via Twitter, naturally).
"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," Johnson said. … "Vince and his family are outstanding people who I have admired since they arrived in NE. I learned a big lesson today and feel terrible. … I have personally apologized to the family and feel awful. It was a huge error in judgment and I'm sorry for upsetting Vince's family. … The last thing I will say about this is that I understand the criticism [and] will own my poor decision."
Let this be a lesson for us all: Never, ever publicly make fun of someone's wife, especially when said someone could literally squeeze you like a grape.
UPDATE: Wilfork's wife, Bianca, added this response via Instagram.