As unbelievable as this sounds, there are NFL players who are short on money. With a lockout approaching the six week mark, there have been rumors of players being forced to take out high interest loans.
Enter Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald.
“For my young guys [like] Stephen Williams, Max Hall, Isaiah Williams, all the guys that are on my team they know if they need anything all they gotta do is pick up the phone and I’m going to be there for them and support them any way I can,” Fitzgerald told KTAR radio in Phoenix, via SportsRadioInterviews.com.
Score one for the Players Union.
“If you find it in your heart to help guys that may be behind the eight ball, the financial wherewithal, you should [help],” Fitzgerald said. “I definitely would. That’s just who I am though.”
And Fitzgerald is not alone. Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware said he wouldn’t take his $60,000 lockout fund payment, opting instead to make the money available for other players who actually need it.
Nice gestures from both Fitzgerald and Ware in an effort to keep the Players motivated to hold out for a solid agreement.
I wonder which owners need help?