Just eight weeks after launching the Alliance of American Football, the league is reportedly suspending all football operations immediately.Tom Dundon, the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, bought a majority stake in the league in mid-February with a commitment of 250-million-dollars, but the league's downfall isn’t over money.
Dundon wanted to use young fringe players from NFL rosters in the Spring, but apparently, he couldn’t get clearance from the NFL and its players union. The NFL also wouldn't meet several of Dundon's requests, so he decided to immediately suspend all operations indefinitely against the wishes of co-foundersCharlie EbersonandBill Polian.
While Dundeon will lose the approximately 70-million-dollars he has invested at this point because of the suspension, players are losing a bit more. Whatever checks they’ve gotten areit…and word is that they were forced to pay for their own flights home.