Looks like things have gone from bad to worse since the AAF shut its doors for good.
Now reports are coming out about how the players have been mistreated.
According to a report by Deadspin:
It was revealed that players actually had to pay their own way home when the league folded. Many players were on the road away from their homes and when the league went under, the AAF did nothing to help the players out. Anthony Manzo-Lewis of the Memphis Express says the whole team had their belongings thrown out of their Hotel Rooms and into the lobby after the news broke. According to Manzo-Lewis, the hotel hadn’t been paid for.
Other players have said that their health insurance was completely wiped out once the news came. Salt Lake Stallions linebacker Gionni Paul was diagnosed with a broken arm and now has to foot his own medical bills because the AAF insurance plan is no longer valid.
@TheAAF I woke up to over a $2500 charge pending on my account from the Sonesta hotel our team stayed in. I called the bank and Memphis team president. My only option is to dispute the charges on Monday. The same thing happened to other players on our team @ohrnberger
— Adrien Robinson (@ItsARob8One) April 4, 2019
Perhaps the weirdest case comes courtesy of Memphis Express lineman Logan Tulley-Tillman.
The lineman signed in early March and was given a free place to say, according to Deadspin.
When the league folded, Tulley-Tillman was forced to pay over $1,700 in rent, when the place only cost $700 a month.
Now it looks like they can sign with NFL teams.
Effective immediately, all AAF players are authorized to sign with NFL Clubs.
— The Alliance (@TheAAF) April 4, 2019
I think everybody was rooting for this league to succeed.
All around disappointing.
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