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Broncos receiver Wes Welker randomly passes out $100 bills at Kentucky Derby

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BY CHUCK HICKEY
Photos from @MarcBlandford
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Denver Broncos receiver +Wes Welker won big at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday and was happy to share the wealth.

For the Win has the story of Marc Blandford, who was watching celebrities leave Churchill Downs after Saturday’s 140th Run for the Roses when Welker was coming down an escalator with a friend and police officer and holding a large stack of money.

“I said ‘Wes Welker, how ya doing?’” Blandford said.

After that, Blandford tells For the Win that Welker started handing out $100 bills to the group Blandford was with.
“He said he just won the Kentucky Derby and proceeded to walk down the line until the police officer stopped him,” Blandford said. “I think six of us ended up with $100 bills.”

“Everyone was pretty much freaking out,” Blandford added.

Wes Welker handed out $100 bills after winning big at the Kentucky Derby, fans say

By NINA MANDELL

Marc Blandford has been watching celebrities exit the Kentucky Derby for the past decade, but Wes Welker may be the most memorable of them all.

Blandford was at his usual perch when the Broncos’ player came down with a friend and a police officer, carrying a huge stack of money, he said.

“I said ‘Wes Welker, how ya doing?’” Blandford said.

The next thing he knew, Welker was handing the people in the group Blandford was with $100 bills.

“He said he just won the Kentucky Derby and proceeded to walk down the line until the police officer stopped him,” he said. “I think six of us ended up with $100 bills.”

While handing out $100 bills may not be a usually smart thing to do, Welker signed a two-year $12 million deal with Denver in 2013. Which means that for him, making a few fans’ day, may be priceless.

“Everyone was pretty much freaking out,” Blandford added.

Jeff Novak, who also said he’s been a longtime celebrity watcher at the Derby, said Welker seemed ecstatic.

“He just won probably hundreds of thousands of dollars so he just started handing money to people like it was no big thing,” he said.

Courtesy of Jeff Novak (@Jeff_Novak)
Courtesy of @Jeff Novak