Report: AAF To Suspend All Football Operations

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By 105.3 The Fan
DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Alliance of American Football will suspend operations in the next few hours, according to multiple reports. 

Pro Football Talk was the first to report the news on Tuesday.

Despite plans to suspend football operations, the league has not decided to fold as of now, but it appears to be heading in that direction.

All @TheAAF football operations will be suspended in the next few hours, per source with knowledge of situation. League is not folding, yet. But it's heading that way.

— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 2, 2019

The future of the league has been in question for some time as league owner Tom Dundon saught a partnership with the NFL. However, with no deal having been agreed to as of yet, Dundon made a decision to suspend operations despite opposition from league co-founders Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian, per Darren Rovell. 

Sources: The AAF will suspend all football operations today. New owner Tom Dundon will lose approximately $70 million on his investment. Dundon makes decision against wishes of league co-founders Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian.

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 2, 2019

Later Tuesday, Johnny Manziel, who played in two games with the Memphis Express, weighed in on the reports that the league would be closing. 

If you’re an AAF player and the league does dissolve. The last check you got will be the last one that you get. No lawsuit or anything else will get you your bread. Save your money and keep your head up. It’s the only choice at this point unless something drastic happens.

— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) April 2, 2019

"If you’re an AAF player and the league does dissolve. The last check you got will be the last one that you get. No lawsuit or anything else will get you your bread. Save your money and keep your head up. It’s the only choice at this point unless something drastic happens," Manziel said on Twitter. "Just the reality of this unfortunate situation.. great concept, good football on the field and fun for fans to watch. Just not enough money to go around which has been the main problem with “other” leagues for a long time."

Just the reality of this unfortunate situation.. great concept, good football on the field and fun for fans to watch. Just not enough money to go around which has been the main problem with “other” leagues for a long time.

— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) April 2, 2019