Last Thursday (15), through a statement, the team of the player Antonio Brown, Albany Empire, was expelled from the National Arena League for lack of payments that are required by the association in the operating budget of the league and for not having responded to the charges made. Amidst the expulsion, the team’s next matches were canceled.
“After exhausting all avenues, the NAL Board of Owners has unanimously decided to terminate the Albany Empire membership agreement. The decision was made following an emergency conference call of members in good standing to discuss the Empire’s failure to pay mandatory and overdue league assessments. Each team is responsible for paying 1/7 of the operating budget through assessments starting in April,” the Association said in a statement.
In April of this year, Antonio Brown became majority owner of the Albany Empire and, according to information from the National Arena League, the player would have paid one of the fees in the same month he acquired the team. However, the athlete refused to pay the May tuition, generating a fine of U $ 1000 dollars. The American did not comment on the news.