Two weeks ago, there was a glorious moment when Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker won big at the Kentucky Derby and, clutching fistfuls of dough, made it rain for random people at Churchill Downs.
Unfortunately, the track giveth and now the track taketh away. “There was a $14,000 overpayment due to a tote machine malfunction,” a Churchill Downs representative told TMZ and the track would like Welker, who handed out $100s until he was stopped by cops, to just give it back. TMZ reports that as soon as the error was noticed, the track notified the person who collected Welker’s payout and asked that $14,858.55 be returned. There’s been no comment yet from Welker.
Still, it was nice while it lasted.
Wes Welker just handed everyone $100. pic.twitter.com/mtU9eOMonx— Jeff Novak II (@Jeff_Novak) May 3, 2014
Don’t weep for Welker. His day job pays him $12 million.