The Alliance of American Football league is planning to suspend operations immediately, according to multiple reports. It later became clear that Dundon, who owns the Carolina Hurricanes, was funding the league on a week-to-week basis, with his approximate total commitment being $70 million to this point.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because league officials were still working through details of the suspension. "Dundon makes decision against wishes of league co-founders Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian", Rovell stated.
"If the players' union is not going to give us young players, we can't be a development league", Dundon said.
The AAF has yet to release a statement on the future of the league or its suspension of operations.
In addition to concerns of whether or not lending players would violate the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) terms, the official explained that National Football League players could be seriously injured in an AAF game resulting in a player missing an National Football League season, which could lead to financial ramifications and a loss of valuable experience. And the league got a bump in attention after Johnny Manziel signed last month and was allocated to Memphis.
The Stallions, coming off an 8-3 home victory over the San Diego Fleet on Saturday, are 3-5 this season with two games left to play. "The last check you got will be the last one that you get", he wrote on Twitter. However, the AAF didn't even reach the end of its inaugural season before being gutted by its majority owner.
Instead, McMahon made a decision to restart his own league; it is scheduled to launch next year.