New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker and several of his burly buddies got into a fight with security guards as he was pre-celebrating his upcoming wedding in Aspen, Colo.
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Welker and six friends — out for what seemed to be an unofficial bachelor party — tussled with security when they tried to enter the Patron tequila-sponsored "Summerology" event Friday night, part of the weekend’s 30th annual Aspen Food & Wine Classic.
Sources said Welker strolled up to the bash at restaurant Above the Salt with his posse and tried to rush in without checking in with party staffers. When security tackled the group, witnesses said they still wouldn’t cooperate, and demanded to be let in right away.
"Security tried to subdue the group" when a brawl almost broke out, a source said. "Security then physically restrained [Welker] and his group to break everything up."
Welker and his rowdy crew weren’t arrested, but cops threatened to do so. "Security calmed them down and kicked them off the property," a source said.
Aspen police confirmed there was a record of a "lecture and release" incident at the Aspen eatery Friday night, but couldn’t confirm if Welker and his crew were involved.
Welker is in Aspen prepping for his wedding this weekend to fiancee Anna Burns, a brunette model who was crowned Miss Hooters International 2005.