The Alliance of American Football is in trouble. The league’s majority owner admitted on Wednesday to USA Today Sports, that the league could fold after just one season.
The reason league is in trouble is the inability to get the NFL Players’ Association’s cooperation to use young players from NFL rosters in the league.
The first-year Alliance of American Football’s inability to secure cooperation from the NFL Players’ Association to use young players from NFL rosters has put the AAF in danger of folding, Tom Dundon, the league’s majority owner, told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday.
“If the players union is not going to give us young players, we can’t be a development league,” said Dundon, who in February committed to invest $250 million into the league. “We are looking at our options, one of which is discontinuing the league.”
That seems like a problem that could be easily be resolved. But it’s a little more complicated than simply allowing young players to play in the AAF.
For starters, what happens if a player gets hurt playing in the AAF? The NFLPA has to do what is in the player’s best interest.
Let’s hope the AAF figures it out, we want more Johnny Football playing football on US soil.
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