SBD/October 4, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies

UFL Player Agent Says Three Clients Have Failed To Receive Pay For Opening Games

South Florida-based player agent David Canter said that three of his clients playing in the UFL have “yet to be paid for last week's season-opening games” and that he has “urged them to not practice or play until compensated,” according to Tom Robinson of the Norfolk VIRGINIAN-PILOT. Canter: "They were told to stand down. I don't care if they miss a game or are cut from the team. They'll play somewhere else." Virginia Destroyers Owner and acting UFL Chair Bill Mayer said in a statement, "We understand our obligation as it relates to compensating players within the week following our games and it is our intention to honor that obligation." Robinson noted debts and late payments to players and support staff have “dogged the UFL into its fourth season.” The league has “no commissioner or central office” and has “reportedly lost $120 million since its founding.” A source on Tuesday said that the UFL “receives no money” from CBS Sports Network broadcasts of its games and “must pay all production costs -- roughly $150,000 -- up front for each game" (Norfolk VIRGINIAN-PILOT, 10/3).
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