Reports: Cowboys LB Ware gives back lockout money

Posted April 14, 2011 @ 11:11 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware is helping fellow NFL players during the lockout. He will not accept the money offered by the former NFLPA to assist players during the current work stoppage, according to multiple media outlets.

"We have $60,000 that is supposed to be paid to us," Ware told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "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."

Ware spoke with the paper while visiting a local elementary school. "This is what I do. I do a lot of community work, helping kids out at a boys and girls club or where else. I try to motivate kids while I have some time," he said, according to the Star-Telegram.

Players who were on a roster every week the last two years will receive $60,000 from the NFLPA, and players with less roster time will receive smaller amounts.

Ware has started every game but one in his six-year career with the Cowboys. He has been named to the last five Pro Bowls.