Charlie Ebersol knew the phone call had to be about his league, the Alliance of American Football.
The AAF’s newest controlling investor, Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon, had telegraphed for weeks that the league might not finish its first season. The news was now breaking.
Ebersol had worked frantically to talk Dundon out of killing the league while also searching for a new investor. But potential buyers needed more time, maybe weeks, to vet the AAF — or so they said.
Ebersol didn’t have weeks. He had days. And as he answered his phone, Ebersol suspected he might be down to hours.
Watch mini-documentary “Field of Broken Plays” above and read the story at ESPN.
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