AAF Suspending Games

Source says league is not folding, however

Evan Smith
April 03, 2019 - 2:19 pm
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The Alliance of American Football is suspending operations eight games into its first season.

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. The decision was made by majority owner Tom Dundon, who also owns the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes.

The AAF aspired to be a league for players with NFL hopes, but it could not reach agreement with the NFLPA to use players at the end of NFL rosters.

Apollos Head Ball Coach Steve Spurrier, the former SC football coach who came out of semi-retirement as the first head coach named by the AAF told the Orlando Sentinel, “Everybody wanted to play out the season and everybody is disappointed...we never thought it would end like this."

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