The Alliance of American Football made its debut earlier this year. However, just a few weeks later, the league is reportedly in danger of closing its doors.
According to a report from Pro Football Talk, the Alliance of American Football might not make it into Year 2. What's worse, the AAF might not even make it into its playoffs.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported the league plans to play its games this weekend, but any games beyond this weekend are in doubt.
Florio revealed where the problems began:
The problem arises from the upstart league’s inability to come to an agreement that would result in certain NFL players being available to the AAF. The NFL is willing to allow players who sign “futures” contracts after the conclusion of a given season to play in the AAF.
According to the report, the NFL Players Association has not agreed to the terms "of what wold amount to a modification of the labor deal" between the NFL and players' union.
A modification of the labor deal is needed to ensure players loaned by NFL teams to the AAF are protected against serious injury while playing in the developmental league.
If the two sides can't come to an agreement, majority owner Tom Dundon could "choose to stop funding the league."
After a hot start to the season, problems have mounted for football's newest league.