AAF suspends operations, so, sorry Trent Richardson, Johnny Manziel fans

In confirming the suspension with ESPN, he explained, "I am extremely disappointed to learn Tom Dundon has chose to suspend all football operations of the Alliance of American Football". The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because league officials were still working through details of the suspension. All contracts were non-guaranteed, meaning all of these AAF players look to be out of a job for the time being. Its leaders believed it could fill a void as a minor league where fringe NFL players could earn playing time and continue improving under more vigilant coaching staffs.

Pro Football Talk and Darren Rovell first reported that the AAF has suspended football operations, though there have been no confirmed reports that the league is folding.

Dundon, the principal owner of the National Hockey Leauge's (NHL) Carolina Hurricanes, assumed the position of AAF chairman after committing US$250 million to the league following its first week of play.

Most AAF games have been televised by TNT, NFL Network or the CBS Sports Network cable channel or streamed on B/R Live. "The last check you got will be the last one that you get", the former Heisman Trophy victor tweeted.

"Unorganized is an understatement...kicked out of our rooms (that weren't paid apparently) 17 hours away from home with a auto full of my belongings and nowhere to go.", he tweeted, later thanking the city of Memphis for the opportunity. Who knows but you can tune in to get your fix this weekend as they have two more games on Saturday and two on Sunday. He also had a wild scramble behind the line that helped draw a defensive holding penalty.

Johnny Manziel has bounced around various levels of football.

Manziel signed with the Express last week after being released by the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.

Majority owner Tom Dundon committed a quarter-billion dollars to the league earlier this year and was funding it on a week-to-week basis. Teams aren't necessarily going to land a top-end contributor, but adding the players that shined in this new league would certainly be a sensible move for teams. His announcement also coincided with the NFL's sliding TV ratings, which ended up rebounding in the 2018 season. With that said, the inevitable fold of the AAF is not necessarily a ticket to success for the XFL.

Vince McMahon attends a press conference to announce that WWE Wrestlemania 29 will be held at MetLife Stadium in 2013 at MetLife Stadium. However, he and the XFL did briefly enjoy notoriety for the league's physical style and colorful players.


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