The AAF started off on a good note back in February. Now it’s nearing the end.
AAF Chairman Tom Dundon told USA TODAY last week that this would happen unless they can get some help from the NFLPA.
“If the players union is not going to give us young players, we can’t be a development league,” Dundon said. “We are looking at our options, one of which is discontinuing the league.”
Dundon, who also owns the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, made a $250 million investment last month after the league was in danger of not making payroll.
The NFLPA did not respond to Dundon’s comment, but according to the report, the NFLPA is concerned with allowing players to play in the AAF due to potential injury risk and violations of the CBA.
Up until now, unsigned NFL players are free to join the AAF. Former NFL QB Johnny Manziel was claimed by the Memphis Express last month.
Now, players are being informed that the league is nearing the end after just eight weeks of regular season play.
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