Alliance of American Football suspending operations

Arizona Hotshots v San Antonio Commanders

The Alliance of American Football is suspending football operations prior to the completion of its first season.

According to multiple reports, the league is closing its doors after just eight games played of a 10-game regular season. Operations for the league were suspended at 5 p.m. ET.

Tom Dundon became majority owner of the league in recent weeks after giving the upstart league a $250 million infusion of capital. He has now elected to cease funding the enterprise after being unable to come to an agreement with the NFL and NFL Players' Association over a development contract between the two leagues. Dundon is the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League.

The league had two weeks remaining in its inaugural season with a four-team playoff set to follow. The league has not yet officially folded but could eventually head that way without a new investment.

Photo Credit: SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 31: Tim Cook #20 of the Arizona Hotshots touchdown run put the game out of reach for the San Antonio Commanders as Duke Thomas #21 of the San Antonio Commanders dives for the tackle at Alamodome on March 31, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Cortes//Getty Images)

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