AAF/Apollos suspend operations


The Alliance of American Football is suspending operations.

Following a week of rumors predicting the demise of the fledgling pro football league, the announcement that the AAF would be folding was made at a team meeting on Tuesday, April 2.

Two games into the season, billionaire Tom Dundon made news by buying a majority stake in the league back in February, the tune of $70 million. The stake gave Dundon the power to make the executive decision to ultimately close down operations.

The Orlando Apollos made news in February, not just for the strength of their game, but because they were being forced to practice in Georgia due to a snafu with worker’s compensation insurance coverage.

The team was being housed in a hotel in Jacksonville and bused to across the Georgia border for their practices, then brought back to Spectrum Stadium for home games.

The Apollos will at least close with a 7-1 record.

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