The Alliance of American Football could very well be met with the same fate that the XFL faced all those years ago when the league folded after just one season of play.
Tom Dundon, the majority owner of the Alliance of American Football, pretty much sounded the alarm that the league is danger of being one-and-done.
The first-year Alliance of American Football’s inability to secure cooperation from the NFL Players’ Association to use young players from NFL rosters has put the AAF in danger of folding, Tom Dundon, the league’s majority owner, told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday.
“If the players union is not going to give us young players, we can’t be a development league,” said Dundon, who invested $250 million into the league in February. “We are looking at our options, one of which is discontinuing the league.”
Dundon saw the AAF’s future as being an official minor league of the NFL, but without proper cooperation from the National Football League, it will be extremely hard to keep the lights on fr the up-start league.