Oakland Raiders player donates Week 16 paycheck to girl with heart condition

Dec 22, 2014, 9:32 PM | Updated: 9:43 pm
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One of the NFL’s lowest-paid players is also one of the most generous.

Oakland Raiders tackle Menelik Watson gave away his Week 16 paycheck to the family of 4-year-old Ava Urrea. Watson met Urrea, who has a heart condition, when she attended a Raiders practice through the Glazer’s Touchdown Dreams program.

CBS Sports NFL writer Josh Katzowitz said Watson’s 2014 base salary is $622,948, meaning Watson, a second-year pro out of Florida State, gave over $36,000 to the Urrea family.

“Considering players are paid only during the football season, that was quite a gesture,” Katzowitz wrote.

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