The NFLPA will begin issuing payments from the “lockout fund” to eligible players on Friday. Players who spent 34 weeks on a 53-man roster between the 2009 and 2010 regular seasons are eligible to receive $60,000, which will be spread out over six installments or until the lockout ends.
Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware is eligible to receive $60,000 from the lockout fund, but will have his payments given to players less fortunate than he is, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. “We have $60,000 that is supposed to be paid to us,” Ware said. “I gave my money back to help out other guys that don’t have as much money. That is going to help out and bring us closer to together.” The 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year signed a $79 million contract extension in October of 2009 that included nearly $40 million in guaranteed money.