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Wes Welker

Allegations of Race Horse Deception

5/8/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0506-wes-welker-undrafted-tmz-twitter-01Wes Welker was the big winner at the Kentucky Derby -- but a fan claims the Denver Broncos star NEVER PAID UP in a contest he held to name his race horse ... and now the fan is demanding his prize. 

The drama began in 2012 ... when Wes held a contest on Twitter to name the new racehorse he had just purchased.

Welker selected the name Move the Chains, submitted by NJ resident Nick Boyle -- and promised him a trip to a race to watch the horse run.

Welker even tweeted about it -- saying, "Congrats to @nickboyle70 for naming the new horse. Move The Chains DM ur phone #. And we will get everything set up for u."


A short time later, Welker contacted Boyle through direct messages on Twitter and wrote, "My agents should be contacting you today via email. The race will probably be a weekend in April."

He added, "I will have the whole trip taken care of."

A short time later, Welker explained to Boyle that he couldn't use the name Move the Chains because someone swooped in on the naming rights -- but still promised the all-expenses paid trip. The name was later changed to Undrafted ... and the horse placed 2nd in a race at Churchill Downs this past weekend. 

In fact, he followed up with a message that read, "Keep u updated on a race that we can both make, and get hammered and go to the winners circle. Sorry for the delay on this."


Fast forward to 2014 -- and Boyle says Welker basically went off the radar, unfollowed him on Twitter and never came through on his prize.  

"I've been disappointed for 2 years," Boyle says ... "When I won the contest I was really looking forward to naming the horse and hanging out with Wes at the track. He screwed me. I did nothing wrong."

He adds, "Move the Chains became yank my chain."

We reached out to Welker for comment -- but so far, haven't heard anything back.  

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133 days ago


That is a bummer. Keep your word Wes Welcher.

133 days ago


ouch dropped yet another ball didn't you Welker?

133 days ago


Typical NFL player what do you expect?

132 days ago


He has a major case of the dropsies.

131 days ago

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