Former San Antonio Commanders G.M. Darryl “Moose” Johnston won’t be working for the AAF. But he could be doing plenty of work in the coming months because of the AAF.
Johnston’s recent comments to ESPN Radio’s San Antonio affiliate could make Johnston a key witness in the lawsuits already filed and any others that will be initiated based on the disconnect between representations regarding the funding that the AAF had and the reality that it lacked funding to finish a full season. The arguments made in every piece of litigation filed in connection with the demise of the AAF will be simple and clear: The AAF said the league had enough money to operate for multiple years, and the AAF in actuality did not have enough money to complete one.
“There were several people who took jobs with the Alliance because they were told they had two years, and they’re in a very difficult spot now at this stage,” Johnson said, adding that “people were misled” by the AAF. “This was something that caught me totally by surprise.”