DeMarcus Ware to Give His Lockout Fund Money to Less Fortunate Players
This is a good look for Ware and I hope other players do the same.
The Lockout isn’t going to hurt Ware or Peyton Manning, it is going to hurt the 3rd string Tight End who is married with three kids.
Dallas 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 minimum NFL salary is 310k and once you take out taxes, while the amount is certainly more than the average 9-5 worker, any extended lockout could make it very difficult financially for some of those players.
It is good to see at least one player is thinking more about just himself.