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Wes Welker was overpaid at the Kentucky Derby; track wants money back

espn.go.com Published: May 16, 2014

Earlier this month, Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker was seen at the Kentucky Derby carrying a huge stack of cash after winning a bet, even handing out hundred dollar bills to random people.



Well, as it turns out, Churchill Downs says the money might not be rightfully his. And the race track is looking to collect.

"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."

TMZ is reporting that a friend who collected the winnings for Welker that day was paid a total of $57,193.90.

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