The AAF, Also Known as the Broke Ass League That Folded After 8 Weeks Due to a Lack of Funding, Is Denying "Their Players" a Chance to Sign in the CFL
It's times like this that I am reminded that I didn't go to law school. I'm sure the stupidity of this situation would have been easily explained in detail during the first semester, but I'm at a loss for understanding how already breached contracts handed out by a now defunct business could still, in any form or fashion, be binding.
Somehow even more so than that, I'm baffled that a league which was theoretically formed to give fringe players a second chance to extend their playing careers is now treating those players less like human beings than the NFL does their athletes. I'm sure there is a bunch of legal liabilities (::pats self on back for sounding somewhat versed in the subject::) wrapped up in the laughable amount of lawsuits they are about to be drowning in. Still, denying rapidly expiring job opportunities to those whose jobs you just unlawfully terminated is a move that makes Roger Goodell's heart look like it bleeds for the bruised brains his league leaves in its wake.
Honestly, solely by comparison, the AAF self-destructing about as quickly as a seagull that's been fed an Alka-Seltzer is basically the best PR the NFL has gotten in ages. So much so that if I didn't know any better, I'd assume the outside competition (that wasn't) was an inside job. The NFL won't fully guarantee you a contract for killing yourself slowly, but at least they aren't at risk of folding only to actively sabotage your next chance at employment. They'll let your earning window close with the quickness, but they won't board up all your doors from within when a comparative opportunity comes a knockin'. The AAF is the ultimate reminder that business ethics could always be worse when the NFL had us presuming that was impossible as little as 2.5 months ago.