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SI: Owner Fires Entire Football Team

SI: Owner Fires Entire Football Team

Sorry all you Mongomery Maulers fans, but your favorite players, “what’s his name” and “that guy,” are no longer on the team. In a dispute over backpay, the owner of the indoor football squad has just gone ahead and fired all her players. Sports Illustrated has the story:

The mass firings came after four Maulers held a news conference at a local attorney’s office Wednesday saying the team wouldn’t travel to Osceola if LaMunyon didn’t pay money they claimed she owed them.

Attorney Donald Jackson said some players were owed as much as $800 or $1,000 and the average was about $650.

“In all my years of a sports-based legal practice, I have never seen anything quite like this,” Jackson said. “But it’s not really surprising. The owners of this team are apparently in dire financial straits. Whether you call this a termination or a refusal to pay, it’s all the same. What she’s doing now is grasping at straws.”

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