AAF suspends operations after just eight weeks

AAF suspends operations after just eight weeks

According to national business reporter Darren Rovell of Action Network, Dundon has already dumped $70 million into the league before deciding to pull the plug.

The former NFL quarterback reacted Tuesday to the league's announcement that it's suspending operations after just seven weeks of play by offering his colleagues some advice via Twitter. But Tom Dundon, the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes who bought a controlling share of the league just about two months ago, has made a decision to cancel the rest of the season.

The league was co-founded by former NFL executive Bill Polian and television and film producer Charlie Ebersol. Dundon's insistence upon establishing a more open exchange of talent between the two leagues flew in the face of the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, and when the Players Union rejected his overtures, he threatened to pull his investment in the AAF. And a lot of them will get opportunities.


Ebersol pitched the AAF in Arizona as an offseason football league to satisfy fans of the sport and hoped it would come with interactive in-game enhancements to satisfy fantasy football fans. He said the AAF "can't be a development league" without cooperation from the NFL Players Association.

Employees were notified of the decision in a letter from the AAF board on Tuesday afternoon.

Sources told PFT on Monday night that the AAF needed about $20 million to survive its first season.


"If you're an AAF player and the league does dissolve".

The Stallions, coming off an 8-3 home victory over the San Diego Fleet on Saturday, are 3-5 this season with two games left to play. You never know who could be trying out later this month that recently got some bad news that their football dreams were dashed. Save your money and keep your head up. Supporting one league would potentially force the NFL to support other future upstarts. "Just not enough money to go around which has been the main problem with "other" leagues for a long time", Manziel said in another tweet.

Johnny Football saw his time with the CFL come to an end this year, but he quickly set sights on the AAF (whether or not he purposely violated his CFL contract is a debate for another time).


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