The 1st 2 weeks of the Alliance of American Football have been quite entertaining, but on the outside looking in, fans had no idea how close the new league was to shutting the doors after just one week of playing football.
David Glenn of TheAthletic.com reports that Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon dumped $250 million into the AAF in an effort to save the new league from imploding after just one week of football.
Despite the ratings success, the league was in clear jeopardy of not being able to pay any players after Week one.
An agent who represents multiple AAF players alerted PFT on Friday that some paychecks weren’t received. The AAF attributed the delay to an administrative glitch.
With that $250 million investment, Dundon earned the new title as chairman of The Alliance board of directors. What is unclear going forward is what it means for AAF CEO and co-founder Charlie Ebersol and AAF Head of Football and co-founder Bill Polian.
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