Wes Welker Got Paid Too Much at the Kentucky Derby, and Churchill Downs Wants Its Money Back

Friday May 16th, 2014

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Lots of people think that professional athletes make too much money, but Churchill Downs is really serious when they say that Wes Welker made too much money. Apparently a tote malfunction resulted in a member of his party being overpaid by $14,000 at this year's Kentucky Derby, which led to Welker handing out hundred dollar bills to random people at the event.

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We don't know how much money Welker bet or which horse he bet on, so we can't check the math. But Welker is entering the second season of a two-year, $12 million contract, so he probably won't miss the $14,000 too much, as that's less than he makes in a day.


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