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Football Players Press Fraud Claims Against Defunct League

April 11, 2019, 4:50 PM

Former players of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football were duped into joining the league and are owed unpaid wages and damages as a result, a new class complaint alleges.

Named plaintiff Colton Schmidt filed the breach of contract and fraud case against AAF, Ebersol Sports Media Group Inc., and other defendants April 10 in California Superior Court, San Francisco County.

The eight-team spring league, which drew initially strong television ratings, suspended operations April 2 after eight weeks of play. The league’s website cited “ongoing legal processes” as the reason it was “unable to comment further or share details about ...

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