Report: AAF not allowing players to sign with CFL teams
Alliance of American Football officials are still in the process of trying to sort out the mess they have created, and they somehow seem to be making things worse by the day.
While the AAF announced last week that players have been released from their contracts and are free to sign with NFL teams, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that they have not been given permission to join the Canadian Football League. At least, that’s what CFL officials have told teams.
AAF now viewing the players’ contracts as assets in potential bankruptcy proceedings…. https://t.co/1UQQrE8Hgz
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 12, 2019
Several AAF players have already agreed to deals with NFL teams, so it’s unclear how that’s even possible. Not to mention, the AAF is already in breach of contract from not being able to pay its players and suspending all football operations.
The way the AAF ceased operations has come as a shock to many, and it sounds like the league will be facing some serious lawsuits because of it. Trying to prevent players from signing with other leagues is only going to make things worse.