DeMarcus Ware will not take money from NFLPA lockout fund

DeMarcus Ware will not take a handout from the NFLPA.

The trade association that was formerly the players association has arranged a system that remains a little unclear. But players who were on an NFL roster for all of the last two years are eligible for as much as $60,000 in lockout pay, to be spread out over multiple payments.

Ware won’t be taking any, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

"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 together."

Obviously, Ware doesn’t need the handout after the contract he received two years ago that included a $20 million signing bonus and $40 million guaranteed. Hopefully, there are not many players in dire need of money from the lockout fund.

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