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Lockout fund kicking up to $60K per player

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08:01 AM ET 03.30 | While it pales in comparison to the average NFL player's game check -- reportedly in the neighborhood of $118,000 -- many players are about to see some salary relief. The NFL Players Association this week began contacting players found eligible to receive payments from its lockout fund. Those payments will begin April 15. The NFLPA established the fund to help players in need, and its accounting department has begun sending out notification letters and direct-deposit slips. The letters and forms going out to players -- copies of which were acquired by NFL Network/NFL.com -- include information on receiving payments. According to an NFLPA source, the maximum payments to an individual player would total $60,000, to be paid out this offseason during the lockout.

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March 30, 2011  08:03 AM ET

Too many players will use this.

March 30, 2011  08:04 AM ET

Largely because most of them don't know how to save money.

March 30, 2011  08:04 AM ET

How in the world will they ever survive?

March 30, 2011  08:05 AM ET

I could live for a year on $118,000 Bucks. what the hell!

March 30, 2011  08:06 AM ET

Nice unemployment comp.

March 30, 2011  08:07 AM ET

Next it will be food stamp applications.

March 30, 2011  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I could live for a year on $118,000 Bucks. what the hell!

That's a lot of venison. You sure you don't want to add some chicken and pork to that diet... just to mix it up a little?

March 30, 2011  08:10 AM ET

Dez is going to need more than this.





A WHOLE lot more...

March 30, 2011  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Dez is going to need more than this. A WHOLE lot more...

I was just thinking that. $750K on bling? WTF!!!

March 30, 2011  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That's a lot of venison. You sure you don't want to add some chicken and pork to that diet... just to mix it up a little?

Deer meat is vary lean...low fat. It's good for you.

March 30, 2011  08:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I was just thinking that. $750K on bling? WTF!!!

It's the price of fame and stupidity. And not necessarily in that order.

March 30, 2011  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Dez is going to need more than this. A WHOLE lot more...

Yeah Crack and **** aren't cheap.

March 30, 2011  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I was just thinking that. $750K on bling? WTF!!!

He clearly has no concept of money.

March 30, 2011  08:16 AM ET

Morning all. Thank God for this, I can sleep better tonight knowing those poor fellas can buy some beans to feed themselves and their starving families. (Except for Cromartie-- he may need to moonlight to feed his Kids)

March 30, 2011  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I was just thinking that. $750K on bling? WTF!!!

And he evidently was led to believe that bling was free. Where the hell did that notion come from?

March 30, 2011  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

It's the price of fame and stupidity. And not necessarily in that order.

BINGO!

March 30, 2011  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

It's the price of fame and stupidity. And not necessarily in that order.

Mostly stupidity, about 70/30.

March 30, 2011  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

And he evidently was led to believe that bling was free. Where the hell did that notion come from?

from his "handler" apparently.

March 30, 2011  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Morning all. Thank God for this, I can sleep better tonight knowing those poor fellas can buy some beans to feed themselves and their starving families. (Except for Cromartie-- he may need to moonlight to feed his Kids)

Shawn Kemp can give him pointers on how he handles that.

 
March 30, 2011  08:19 AM ET
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from his "handler" apparently.

Now you know why "Prime-Time" doesn't talk to him anymore. Dez broke the rules. LOL!

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