Alliance of American Football Suspends Operations Before the End of Inaugural Season

By Kevin Harrish on April 2, 2019 at 7:36 pm
The Alliance of American Football Suspends Operations
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The Alliance of American Football could not survive one full season.

After just eight weeks, the league has suspended all football operations, all but certainly ending the league's inaugural season and putting its future very much in doubt.

The league seemed to have financial troubles from the beginning, leading to Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon to invest $250 million into the AAF, effectively taking command of the league.

But despite the money problems, a market for the league seemed to exist. The AAF consistently drew between 400,000 and 500,000 television viewers for games, according to ratings reports.

The league included five former Buckeyes with Chase Farris, Doran Grant and Tracy Sprinkle playing for the Atlanta Legends, Jalin Marshall on the Orlando Apollos and Marcus Baugh on the San Diego Fleet.

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