According to TV guy Charlie Ebersol and former NFL GM Bill Polian, the two men hatched the idea for the Alliance of American Football in March 2017, a year before announcing the formation of the league and two years before games began this winter. According to L.A. businessman Robert Vanech, he actually dreamed up the idea and was in position to build the AAF until Ebersol stole it from him after a fateful meeting with Vince McMahon.
Vanech filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday alleging that Ebersol stiffed him out of a 50-percent ownership stake in the AAF. Vanech claims he and Ebersol made a handshake agreement on February 16, 2017 to start a spring football league, of which they would each own half. According to his suit, Vanech not only came up with the idea for what would become the AAF before approaching Ebersol, he also invented all the league’s proprietary innovations.
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