Back in April, the Alliance of American Football League suddenly suspended all football related operations just eight weeks into their 1st season of play. It was a shocking turn of events for the hundreds of thousands who enjoyed watching the up-start league continue to flourish week after week.
Since the announcement, more and more stories come out as to what happened on the day that everybody found out they no longer had a job and it includes making sure to take multiple items right out the door with them.
Brad Sternberg, a video and football operations employee with the San Antonio Commanders, shared with SI just what he saw with his own eyes as items continued to leave the building:
“For Sternberg, it was startling to see how quickly the atmosphere bottomed out. After the AAF closed up, he says, one employee from each team was retained, for a small bonus, to recoup that franchise’s physical assets—hardware such as cameras, computers and televisions—and return them to the Alliance’s warehouse in San Antonio. That task proved more difficult than expected, though, because some of those assets started making their way out the door the day the AAF was shuttered.
“I watched the biggest loot-fest I’ve ever seen,” says Sternberg. “Cameras disappeared. Flat-screens. I watched a f—— full-time coach walk out of the building carrying a 55-inch TV. I watched people carry printers out. It was unbelievable.”
With the way the powers to be screwed the employees and players in this process, no one outside of the defunct company is going to blame them for taking whatever they could that wasn’t nailed down.