In a shocking twist to the funding and viability of the Alliance of American Football. Tom Dundon, the league’s majority owner, who invested $250 million into the league in February. He told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday that the AAF in danger of folding.
The reason behind the sudden turn of events is the Alliance of American Football’s inability to secure cooperation from the NFL Players’ Association to use young players from NFL rosters.
Dundon said “If the players union is not going to give us young players, we can’t be a development league. We are looking at our options, one of which is discontinuing the league.”
No official response from the NFLPA on this story. You can read more about why the NFL is against loaning its players to other leagues by clicking on the link.
ecision In Two Days
The article goes on to say that Dundon is considering all options with the new league and expects to make a decision about its future over the next two days. That is a pretty quick turnaround and does not bold well for the AAF.
However, everything is not all grim according to Benjamin Allbright.
The AAF is not in any danger of folding.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) March 27, 2019
They’re just trying to leverage for NFLPA cooperation in securing players.
Hyperbole ftw, though.
The AAF is in Week 8 of its 10-week season. The XFL being the only game in town for Spring Football plus Vince McMahon’s funding could position the XFL well when it comes to a TV deal or sponsors. Stay tuned to XFL News Hub for more on this breaking story.