Report: NFLPA created lockout fund
Despite being involved in a lockout, some NFL players will receive up to a maximum of $60,000 beginning on April 15, NFL.com reported.
The NFL Players Association created a lockout fund via player dues and right’s fees during 2009 and 2010.
According to the report, the NFLPA established the fund to help players in need. The maximum payments to an individual player would total $60,000, to be paid out this offseason during the lockout. If a player was on a 53-man roster for all 34 weeks of the regular season during those two years, then he would be eligible for that maximum, $60,000 payment, which would be distributed in six projected increments.
The $60,000 is the only payment NFL players will receive during the lockout. Base salaries aren’t paid until the regular season over 17 weeks and all bonus payments (roster, option, workout) are held up until the lockout is over.