NFL competitor punts before the end of its first season

Andy Uhler Apr 3, 2019
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Marquise Williams #12 of the San Antonio Commanders passes during an Alliance of American Football game against the Arizona Hotshots at the Alamodome on March 31, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Edward A. Ornelas/Getty Images

NFL competitor punts before the end of its first season

Andy Uhler Apr 3, 2019
Marquise Williams #12 of the San Antonio Commanders passes during an Alliance of American Football game against the Arizona Hotshots at the Alamodome on March 31, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Edward A. Ornelas/Getty Images
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The Alliance of American Football is done playing games just eight weeks into its inaugural season. The league was intended as a springtime developmental league for the NFL, but it suspended operations when its top investor, Tom Dundon (who also owns the Carolina Hurricanes NHL franchise), backed out. The AAF joins a long list of gridiron football leagues that have failed, including the WFL, USFL and XFL, though the last one is set to return to the field next year.

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