Less than eight months before the scheduled start of its new pro league, the Alliance of American Football has rolled out details about player allocation, a combine, a draft and salary expectations.
League co-founder Bill Polian, an ESPN NFL analyst, said the league will give players three-year, non-guaranteed contracts worth $250,000 each.
Players can leave the league, which is set to kick off Feb. 9, to go to the NFL. Polian said it’s currently unclear whether a player’s rights will revert back to the AAF after a three-year period expires or if the clock stops ticking on a team’s three-year rights when a player gets called up to the big time.
If the Birmingham teams has Trent Richardson, we think that will be something that would be a significant gate attraction, Polian said.
The league will hold three combines next month — in Los Angeles, Houston and Atlanta. Players who want to try out will be charged $175.
The AAF has teams in Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis, Orlando, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and San Diego. Coaches include Steve Spurrier (Orlando), Brad Childress (Atlanta) and Mike Singletary (Memphis).
Bidwill said he didn’t regret the way he acknowledged his support of Kavanaugh, a high school classmate at Georgetown Prep in Washington, D.C., during an interview Tuesday morning on The Mike Broomhead Show on NewsTalk 550 KFYI. The article on the team site had exclusive comments from Bidwill discussing his relationship with and support for Kavanaugh, as well as the nomination process, and it was promoted through the team’s official Twitter account.
Not at all, Bidwill said. I think it’s important to speak up. People are saying stick to sports? You know what? We ask our players 20 days a year — game days — to restrict their statements. The rest of the days, wholesale jerseys we want our players to get engaged in the community. Just like I am and other owners are.
In fact, I’m working with [an NFL] committee called the Social Justice Committee, where we’re working with players across the league to get them more involved in changing policy and making America a better place for everyone.
Bidwill is one of five team executives on the committee, which is comprised of 10 people, including three active players and two retired players.
Bidwill’s letter, which was sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Judiciary Committee ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, was https://www.cheapjerseysgood.us.com/ signed by more than 150 of Bidwill’s high school classmates, he said, including New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.