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NFLPA to use lockout fund for players

Updated: March 29, 2011, 9:54 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

WASHINGTON -- Each NFL player who contributed to a lockout fund will be able to begin collecting up to a total of about $60,000.

Eligible players may start drawing from the fund April 15.

NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith said on March 18 that money was available to help players while they are not receiving paychecks during the lockout, which owners imposed after the collective bargaining agreement expired. Smith would not provide details.

The NFLPA sent players ...

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