AAF in jeopardy of folding, says majority owner
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The majority owner of the Alliance of American Football told USA Today Sports that league is in danger of folding without help from the National Football League Players Association.
Tom Dundon, who became the AAF’s chairman last month, told USA Today Sports in a recent interview that the NFLPA is not cooperating with the AAF by refusing to allow the first-year league to use young NFL players.
“If the players union is not going to give us young players, we can’t be a development league,” Dundon told USA Today Sports. “We are looking at our options, one of which is discontinuing the league.”
AAF majority owner Tom Dundon tells USA Today Sports his league is in danger of folding if it cannot get help from the NFLPA, which is refusing to allow young NFL players to participate in the first-year league. Gerry Broome/AP
Dundon said he expects to make a decision about the league’s future over the next two days.
The NFLPA had no official response to Dundon’s comment, according to USA Today Sports. But an anonymous NFLPA official cited numerous concerns with allowing its players to play in the AAF, including potential injury risk and violations of