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This Is the End for the Arena Football League

David O'BrienCorrespondent IAugust 17, 2009

After a 22-year run, the Arena Football League has called it quits. The AFL was gearing up for the 2010 season after cancelling its 2009 season, but the league failed to come to an agreement with the owners that they would increase profits.

Commissioner David Baker stepped down after the 2008 season, but no one had taken his place.

The AFL may file for bankruptcy in the near future. Some still believe that the league, along with the AF2, anther denomination of the AFL, will still stay up and running.

Players and coaches are looking to receive their salaries for 2009.

Many of the owners disagreed about allowing a third party to invest in the league. Owners failed to reach negotiations for long-term improvements on the AFL to keep its operations running.

It is unfortunate that such an interesting twist on the NFL has to be shut down. Hopefully it can return in the future, but things are not looking up for the AFL.

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