Churchill Downs Claims Wes Welker Was Overpaid for Kentucky Derby Win

Update, 3:44 p.m.

Not all of the money Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker was handing out at the Kentucky Derby was rightfully his, a spokesman for Churchill Downs said Friday.

From ESPN:

“An individual believed to be a member of Wes Welker’s group on Kentucky Derby day was the beneficiary of an overpayment north of $14,000 on a wager due to a tote malfunction,” Churchill Downs spokesman Darren Rogers said in a statement. “In turn, a letter has been sent to that individual in an attempt to resolve the error.”

Several race attendees reported seeing Welker hand out $100 bills after the race, with one fan telling USA Today that Welker was shouting that he had “just won the Kentucky Derby.” Welker did not reveal what bet he made and how much money he won.


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