Developmental AAF Suspends Operations During Inaugural Season


An AAF game between the San Antonio Commanders and the Arizona Hotshots. (Edward A. Ornelas/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Well, AAF—you tried.

The eight-team Alliance of American Football suspended operations just eight games into its first season.

Majority owner and Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon made the decision, weeks after reportedly bailing the league out of a much earlier, similar fate.

The spring football league supposedly isn't folding, but most employees were terminated Wednesday.

Co-founder and former NFL exec Bill Polian said all he's heard is it's about the money, begging the question: How'd the AAF not plan for this? How did it not have a financial plan to last at least ONE season? 

As a friend of mine put it, it's like buying a car, not accounting for gas.

A small staff will remain to seek new investment capital to restructure the business.

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WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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