Interesting post from the NIFL website:
WARNING ABOUT AIFL TRYOUTS!
Andrew Haines and his "Pie in the Sky" Atlantic Indoor Football League is holding tryouts on the 20th in Pennsylvania. The proposed AIFL has a website, and it shows only one team (Johnstown, Penn) as a member, and maybe a team in Charlotte, NC. The AIFL season is supposed to kick off in April 2005. With four months to go and one team the prospects for the league don't look good. We had a player agent call us say he called Haines, and wasn't impressed with what he hear (or didn't hear), and it sounded like Haines was working out of his garage or basement, so he passed on doing anything with him and his league. Haines held tryouts last month and reportedly had fifty players show up who paid him $100.00 each. They were promised that they would be in a league draft when the teams were ready for players. Problem is, he didn't tell them there was only one team to date and the league may not get off the ground. Have you ever heard of a pro league that started up and had player tryouts before it had teams? We never have. Its obvious that the player paying their $100.00 for a tryout are financing the AIFL. If the AIFL does not kick off, Mr Haines better start paying back everyone their $100, or it is a clear case of fraud.
STAY AWAY FROM THIS LEAGUE!