The Latest: Polian disappointed as AAF operations suspended

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              FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, Orlando Apollos coach Steve Spurrier reacts after a play during the second half of the team's Alliance of American Football game against the Atlanta Legends, in Orlando, Fla. The Alliance of American Football is suspending operations eight games into its first season. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the eight-team spring football league is not folding, but games will not be played this weekend. The decision was made by majority owner Tom Dundon. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because league officials were still working through details of the suspension. An announcement from the league is expected later Tuesday, April 2, 2019.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
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The Latest on the future of the Alliance of American Football (all times EDT):

6:45 p.m.

The Alliance of American Football has ended its first season prematurely and notified most employees that they will be terminated as of Wednesday.

Employees were notified in a letter from the board on Tuesday afternoon. The board essentially is majority owner Tom Dundon, who also owns the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes.

The letter, obtained by The Associated Press, said only that the decision to suspend operations was made “after careful consideration.”

It also said a small staff would remain to seek new investment capital and “restructure our business. Should those efforts prove successful, we look forward to working with many of you on season two.”

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