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Wes Welker on Molly: I don’t have any idea what it is

Wes Welker Kentucky Derby

Wes Welker was suspended four games by the NFL on Tuesday for violating the league’s drug policy after he tested positive for amphetamines in May. There have been conflicting reports over what it was that Welker tested positive for. One reputable site claims Welker took Molly at the Kentucky Derby. The Denver Post says Welker failed his test because of Adderall.

While Welker did not say what he tested positive for in his statement on Tuesday, the Post reports that the Denver Broncos wide receiver wonders if someone slipped something in his drink. He claims to have no idea what Molly is.

“I wouldn’t have any idea where to get a Molly or what a Molly is,” Welker said. “That’s a joke. I don’t do marijuana, I don’t do drugs. I don’t do any drugs.”

I don’t know what a Molly is? I don’t do marijuana? Welker is certainly trying hard to convince people he did not knowingly consume a recreational drug. Seriously, who calls it doing marijuana? That makes it seem like he is really trying to play dumb.

We’re not saying Welker took Molly. We have no idea, and the NFL’s drug testing policy — the same one Welker criticized — makes it so the substance a player took is never officially revealed. While a lot of NFL players do take Adderall, it is also a convenient excuse for players who fail drug tests because there is no stigma associated with it.

Wes Welker issues statement on suspension, wants drug policy changed

Wes Welker helmet

Wes Welker issued a statement to The Denver Post Tuesday regarding his 4-game suspension for violating the league’s drug policy.

In the statement, the Broncos wide receiver focused on how he did not violate the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy and was not cheating.

“I’m as shocked as everyone at today’s news,” Welker said in an e-mail to The Denver Post. “I want to make one thing abundantly clear: I would NEVER knowingly take a substance to gain a competitive advantage in any way. Anyone who has ever played a down with me, lifted a weight with me, even eaten a meal with me, knows that I focus purely on what I put in my body and on the hard work I put in year round to perform at the highest levels year-in and year-out.

“I want any youth football players and all sports fans to know, there are NO shortcuts to success, and nothing but hard work and studying, leads to success.”

Welker then talked about wanting the drug policy changed.

“I have never been concerned with the leagues performance enhancing or drug abuse policies because under no scenario would they ever apply to me, but I now know, that (drug-policy procedures) are clearly flawed, and I will do everything in my power to ensure they are corrected, so other individuals and teams aren’t negatively affected so rashly like this.

“I have worked my whole life to be the best that I can be, and I have encountered many obstacles over my career, and THIS WILL BE NO DIFFERENT!

“Thank you for the outpouring of support, and I want Bronco nation to know, that no one and no thing will get in the way of our goal as a team, to bring Mr. Bowlen the trophy he and this great region deserve.”

One report said Welker tested positive for amphetamines after taking the drug Molly at the Kentucky Derby in May. The Post says Welker tested positive for Adderall, which is a commonly used substance among NFL players.

Welker’s suspension is set to begin Week 1.

You have to appreciate the ethics behind Welker’s message to kids: don’t cheat the game, but taking the occasional molly while you’re partying is cool. Heck of a message.

Wes Welker reportedly took Molly at Kentucky Derby

Wes Welker Kentucky Derby

Wes Welker was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s drug policy after testing positive for amphetamines in May.

[Also see: Welker suspended four games by NFL for amphetamines]

Pro Football Talk reports that Welker took Molly at the Kentucky Derby. Molly is one of the nicknames for the drug MDMA, which is also commonly known as ecstasy. Molly is the same drug that led to Orlando Scandrick’s suspension.

Welker made headlines for his behavior at the Kentucky Derby. He won big and began handing out $100 bills to fans. Churchill Downs later said they accidentally overpaid Welker.

Wes Welker suspended four games for amphetamines

Wes Welker BroncosWes Welker has been suspended four games for using amphetamines during the offseason.

NFL.com’s Albert Breer says Welker’s positive tests occurred in May. A report from Pro Football Talk says the positive test was the result of Welker taking Molly at the Kentucky Derby. Molly is a drug that includes amphetamines. The drug is also commonly referred to as ecstasy.

The Broncos knew about the positive tests but were holding out hope on Welker’s appeal, which occurred two weeks ago. All parties were notified Tuesday that Welker lost his appeal.

Welker has been dealing with a concussion suffered in the preseason, but he had been cleared to return to practice this week and did not look like he would miss any games. From 2005-2012, Welker only missed three regular season games. He missed three last season for Denver and will be out at least four at some point this year.

Welker caught 73 passes for 778 yards and 10 touchdowns last year. The Broncos will rely on Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders even more during Welker’s absence.

Peyton Manning gets penalty for taunting DJ Swearinger after Wes Welker hit

Peyton-Manning-DJ-Swearinger-penaltyPeyton Manning was assessed a 15-yard penalty for taunting in the Denver Broncos’ preseason loss to the Houston Texas on Saturday. Yes, that Peyton Manning, and he had a pretty good reason.

Wes Welker suffered yet another concussion after he was drilled over the middle of the field by DJ Swearinger. The Texans safety led with his shoulder, but he made direct contact with Welker’s head and drew a penalty for unneccessary roughness. Manning got in Swearinger’s face shortly after the hit when he tossed a touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders in Swearinger’s direction.

“I’m obviously concerned about Wes and never like seeing him come out of the game with a potential blow to the head,” Manning said when asked about his penalty, via Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post. “He had one of those last year that kept him out a while. Fifteen yards with five seconds left in the half — it can’t hurt you that much, right?

“I think if you’re going to get one, that’s a good time to get one.”

We’d be willing to bet Manning won’t get another one for the rest of the season, and probably even his career.

Welker suffered two concussions last season, so any head injury for the 33-year-old is very frightening. He’ll be evaluated by the Broncos medical staff and could wind up missing some time in the regular season, even with two weeks to recover before Week 1. We don’t blame Manning for being upset.

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Churchill Downs wants $14K back from Wes Welker after payout error

Wes Welker money Kentucky Derby

Wes Welker hit it big at the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, and the Denver Broncos wide receiver was ecstatic about it. Welker made his exit from the race carrying stacks of hundreds and was spotted handing money out to random strangers. Now, Churchill Downs is claiming they accidentally overpaid him by $14,000.

TMZ reported on Friday that Welker sent a friend to collect his $57,193.90 at the track a few days after he placed the winning bets himself. Due to a computer malfunction that was caused by human error, Welker’s friend was supposedly given $14,000 he wasn’t entitled to. Churchill Downs is asking for the money back.

“An individual believed to be a member of Wes Welker’s group on Kentucky Derby day was the beneficiary of an overpayment north of $14,000 on a wager due to a tote malfunction,” Churchill Downs spokesman Darren Rogers said in a statement. “In turn, a letter has been sent to that individual in an attempt to resolve the error.”

Welker, who won most of his money on 37-1 long shot Commanding Curve, told “The Dan Patrick Show” on Friday that he’s not giving the money back and that he never calculated what he was supposed to take home.

According to TMZ, Welker is likely going to have to pay the money back. He can obviously afford it, but you would think Churchill Downs should be responsible for their own mistake. What if someone who had no money in the bank was accidentally given $15,000 and spent it? Winner beware, I suppose.

Wes Welker won big at the Kentucky Derby and started handing out $100 bills

Wes Welker money Kentucky Derby

Wes Welker must be from Brooklyn, because the Pro Bowl wide receiver was spreading love the Brooklyn way at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

Apparently the Denver Broncos wide receiver won big betting on the Derby and decided to share the wealth. According to a gentleman named Marc Blandford, Welker made his exit from the race carrying stacks of hundreds. Welker was flanked by a friend and a police officer and began handing out $100 bills to some people.

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

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