Vince McMahon’s XFL competitor, the AAF, is suspending operations

Vince McMahon’s XFL competitor, the AAF, is suspending operations

Vince McMahon’s XFL competitor, the AAF, is suspending operations

The AAF notified all employees later Tuesday afternoon of the decision in a league-wide email, which was obtained by NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala.

AAF representatives did not return a request for comment.

The AAF attempted to cut costs in the weeks ahead of the decision.

It was not clear when the AAF would decide what to do next, but games are now scheduled to be played this coming Saturday and Sunday. That's a worthy piece of real estate; in 2017, CBS's broadcast of the early hoops semifinal (Gonzaga-South Carolina) drew 14.7 million viewers and an 8.5 household rating.

"Part of the league's original strategy was to use mobile gaming to drum up fan interest", Rovell writes.

The AAF was forced to cease operations following the exit of the league's chief investor, Tom Dundon.

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.

The de facto owner of the AAF, Dundon swooped in with his investment proposition after the league's very first round of games.

"My thanks go out to all who made our football product so competitive and professional", Polian said. Polian said the league was set up as a minor league system to send players to the NFL.

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. Factor in the costs of operating a franchise, leasing a stadium, paying out player salaries, and so many other things and the league needed a long-term solution to survive. This led to Dundon's role as league owner, the report stated. I simply don't understand at all why the spring league didn't work. Murray, Swann, and Mauger are more veteran players but none of them too old to rule out a comeback in the XFL or National Football League after participating in the short-tenured AAF.

In Arizona, the AAF debuted on February 10 as the Arizona Hotshots beat the Salt Lake Stallions at Sun Devil Stadium.

AAF players contracts are immediately terminated and there is no severance pay.

Second, the league wants to be a development league not only for players but for rules.

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