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In other NFLPA news they issued their first “lockout” payments to every active NFL player today.

The payments range from four thousand dollars for backup players all the way to the maximum sixty thousand dollar payment for players who were on a team roster for all 34 weeks the last two seasons.

Players will receiver the funds by way of electronic transfer into their specified bank accounts within the next two days.

Dallas Cowboy linebacker DeMarcus Ware has refused to accept the money citing the need for it to be distributed to players who may have a bigger financial need than he.

Ware was signed to a lucrative contractextension in 2009 with a guaranteed dollar amount of 40 million regardless of performance or playing time.