AAF to suspend operations

That was quick the Alliance of American Football will reportedly cease football operations on Tuesday eight weeks into its inaugural season

Founded by Charlie Ebersol and former NFL front office executive Bill Polian, the eight-team league had also meant to hold a multi-week postseason. Polian and Ebersol envisioned it as a development league for the NFL with several rules tweaks created to speed up play and make it safer.

"If you're an AAF player and the league does dissolve". The eight-team league is not folding, but games will not be played this weekend. The league was seen as the alternative to the NFL and started on February 9 which was just six days after Super Bowl XLIII.

Fowler, who was initially going to buy the Minnesota Vikings before having financial issues, committed $170 million to the AAF, according to sources.

Memphis Express quarterback Johnny Manziel took to Twitter to comment on the reports, noting that the AAF's problems have plagued similar leagues in the past. It's of debate what party - either Dundon or the first ownership group, which was diluted by Dundon's investment - should foot the vendor bills. As part of the civil suit, Vanech released a document that appeared to be a business plan for the league - including wanting to approach Vince McMahon for usage of the XFL name. Dundon surely knew this when he promised to invest $250 million.

So cue up the Sarah McLachlan and let's see what we'll remember from the league that lasted all of eight weeks of game play.

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The AAF's first week was widely heralded as games on Saturday on CBS averaged 3.25 million viewers, trumping ABC's broadcast of the Houston Rockets-Oklahoma City Thunder NBA game (2.67 million).

"We are aware of the report and are gathering more information".

The Birmingham Iron clinched a playoff berth with Sunday's victory at Legion Field, the team's final home game of the spring football league's inaugural season.

On Tuesday, multiple outlets reported the league would suspend all football operations later in the day, with the expectation that the league will fold not too long after.

It is unclear how the league's suspension of football operations will impact the employees of the AAF.

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