Dundon: AAF could discontinue the league
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to the USA Today Sports, an investor for the Alliance of American Football says that the league will close up without the NFLPA help. Tom Dundon made these comments in an interview with the USA Today Sports on Wednesday.
Dundon, the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, made an $250 million investment into the league after the first week of the season. There was speculation that the league was in danger of foling after Week 1 without Dundon helping.
Besides owning the Hurricanes and having an investment into the AAF, he is also the Chairman and Managing Partner of Dundon Capital Partners in Dallas, Texas. With the investment in the AAF, the league named him their new chairman.
“If the players union is not going to give us young players, we can’t be a development league,” he said. “We are looking at our options, one of which is discontinuing the league.”
USA Today Sports said that there was no response from the NFLPA. There is also concerns if an NFL player can play in the league.
Dundon admitted that the league could announced their plans in the coming days. The AAF was hoping that they could be a feeder league for the NFL, but those plans are on hold now it seems.
At the time of Dundon’s investment, he said he was “impressed with The Alliance’s stunning growth in-stadium and across TV, mobile, and social media in just these first few weeks.”
The AAF is entering its Week 8 of their Week 10 schedule with the playoffs to follow.
The AAF is a football league that was started by Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian. It was announced in March 2018 and less than one-year later, the league started.
The AAF was launched after Vince McMahon announced the reincarnation of the XFL on January 25, 2018. Instead of rushing the league, like the AAF, McMahon elected to wait until the 2020 year to start his revived league.