Broncos' Welker overpaid $14K on winning Kentucky Derby bet?

Churchill Downs claims it overpaid Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker on a winning bet at the...

Churchill Downs claims it overpaid Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker on a winning bet at the Kentucky Derby. (USA Today)

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Churchill Downs claims it overpaid Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker by more than $14,000 on a winning bet at the Kentucky Derby.

“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.”

Welker was spotted at the Kentucky Derby carrying a stack of money after winning a bet and handing out $100 bills to people, according to reports.

According to TMZ, Welker had a friend collect $57,193.90 in winnings.

Welker said on the Dan Patrick Show on Friday that he has no idea how much he and his friends won because they did not calculate the winnings. They won the bulk of their money taking Commanding Curve, a 37-1 long shot that finished second place in the Derby.

California Chrome won the race.

When Patrick asked Welker how much he won, he said, “Enough to where my wife didn’t hate me when I got home. Why do we have to go into numbers here? It was a good time.”

According to Kentucky administrative regulations, if there is an overpayment as a result of the calculation of a payout, the track is responsible and the patron holding the ticket does not have to refund the money.


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