AAF Suspending Operations, Close To Folding - Against The Spread
Apr 05, 2019, 01:20
A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the eight-team spring football league is not folding, but games will not be played this weekend.
According to Rovell, the operations stoppage comes not due financial reasons. But having already lost $70 million, Dundon - who owns the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes - reportedly balked at adding an additional $20 million to keep the AAF going through the end of the season. Alliance CEO and founder Charlie Ebersol used his past knowledge working closely with Vince McMahon's XFL to develop a league built on quality football, an interactive mobile app, and high-profile head coaches and football minds like co-founder Bill Polian to jump-start enthusiasm.
"I sincerely regret that many that believed in this project will see their hopes and efforts unrewarded", Poliansaid in his statement Tuesday.
"If you're an AAF player and the league does dissolve, the last check you got will be the last one that you get", Manziel continued on Twitter. In the AAF's case, that's more than 400 players and almost 100 coaches - plus front-office staff, medical staff, equipment staff and other support workers.
Previously it was reported that former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick demanded $20 million to play in the AAF, which ultimately passed on the controversial civil rights figure. They received game checks for the eighth week of the season, something Pertile said he appreciated.
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"That guy may not feel like he's completely lived his dream".
The Alliance was able to set up a ideal schedule which fulfills the void of no football between the Super Bowl and spring practices for college programs but it has struggled to stay afloat financially.
Just last week, Dundon told USA TODAY Sports that the NFLPA would not allow the league to use practice squad players from NFL rosters.
"While Dundon is said to have liked the tech component of the business and owns the entire company, sources say it would not be legal for him to shut down the league in order to strip the assets". "To capture that affinity was really important". There, former Cardinals tight end Gerald Christian scored the first touchdown in franchise history.
The AAF folded eight games into a 10-game regular season, and before their first championship game, scheduled for April 27 in Frisco, Texas.
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