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Steve Spurrier Rips The Alliance Of American Football, Claims People Weren’t ‘Truthful’

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Former Orlando Apollos coach Steve Spurrier didn’t have a lot of nice things to say after the Alliance of American Football shut down Tuesday.

The AAF suspended football operations after only eight weeks of games, and nobody really seems to have a concrete answer as to why just yet. Spurrier, who coached at Florida and South Carolina during his days in the college game, let it be known that he wasn’t pleased with the decision. (RELATED: Alliance Of American Football Suspending Operations)

 

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“Everybody wanted to play out the season and everybody is disappointed. Everyone was led to believe that the Alliance was well-funded and we could play three years without making any money and this, that and the other. Obviously, everything that was said was not very truthful,” the legendary football coach told the media Tuesday after the league was shut down, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

 

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I still can’t believe the situation that unfolded with the AAF. The TV ratings were strong, the football was solid, people were interested, the league got Johnny Manziel and majority owner Tom Dundon shut it down before the playoffs even got here. (RELATED: Johnny Manziel Throws For 48 Yards, Rushes For 20 In AAF Debut)

It’s honestly frustrating as all hell. I simply don’t understand at all why the spring league didn’t work.

Now, we’re all in on the XFL. There’s no other option. Let’s hope like all hell that it lasts longer than eight weeks.

What a sad joke the AAF turned into, but it’s one that nobody is really laughing at.

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