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Churchill Downs wants some of Wes Welker’s making-it-rain money back (updated)

(Mark J. Rebilas / USA Today)

New post: Welker says Churchill Downs can “get in line” and track changes its mind

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.

Don’t weep for Welker. His day job pays him $12 million.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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