It was a sad way to end what seemed to be a very promising spring football league when the Alliance of American Football gave hundreds of players chances to be seen and get their name out to possibly make it to the National Football League.
On Thursday, the up-start league officially announced that all current players were no longer bound by any contracts and were free to sign with NFL team they wanted their services.
That was basically the final nail in the coffin.
24 hours later and the world finally received a statement from the powers to be at the AAF about the sudden collapse of the league.
Billionaire investment honcho Tim Dundon had just bought a controlling stake in the league six weeks ago and it was said that he would commit $250 million into the AAF. That didn’t happen. It was reportedly around $70 million before he ultimately decided to pull the plug.
On the outside, it seems like the AAF was a complete failure, but as of Friday evening, there were as many as 12 players from the AAF that have now signed contracts to various NFL teams with many more to come. There’s your success.
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