AAF Shutdown 2019

2019 - AAF and Fleet file Chapter 7

On April 2, 2019, the Alliance for American Football suspended football operations, and on April 4 the league allowed players to leave their contracts to sign with NFL teams. The effect was to cancel the final two regular-season games and the scheduled post-season playoffs. The Fleet athletes and coaches, who were in Orlando getting ready for a game against the Orlando Apollos, suddenly “found themselves paying their own hotel bills and buying their own plane tickets home.”