Alliance of American Football Suspends Operations

This article was originally published by Last Word on Pro Football on April 2, 2019.


Just 52 days after kickoff of the inaugural season, the Alliance of American Football may be done for. The league will suspend football operations indefinitely.

The End of the AAF

The AAF kicked off in early February with overwhelming support from football fans nation-wide, with the first game bringing in 3.25 million viewers on CBS. Things seemed to be going just fine for a whole two weeks. It was then reported that the league needed a $250 million bailout from Carolina Hurricanes majority owner Tom Dundon just to make payroll.

Though things seemed bleak for the league for a time, this investment breathed new life into the AAF. The fact that a big-name executive was willing to put that much money into it led many to believe that everything would be fine. Then, the news broke.




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