I know that Acra worked his ass off for Joe and for Tickman, its sad to see him go.
Acra did tell a friend that Tickman payed him a nominal amount when he came in, but there has been no payroll.
Add to the fact that they have been on the road for the first two weeks,I am sure that they were not spending out of their own pocket for per diem...
All I know is that on 26 October, as I was out of town soliciting sponsorship dollars for the team, I was unable to access my email account. I was fired later that day. I received a txt msg from Mr. Acra a week later saying that my firing was a financial issue--had nothing to do with the $100K in sponsorships I had already raised for the team.
Mr. Tuckman and I spoke when he took over the team. I was expecting to hear back from Mr. Tuckman, but it seems as if he's changed his mind about calling me back.
Office chit-chat, that phone conversation and stories that were on Channel 5 and in the GF Tribunecovering the change of ownership were wildly conflicting, but, it seems the truth won out.
It's amazing, in my mind, the tone of the closing comments from MontanaFella.
However, Acra gave me every indication that GF Explorers' money wasn't handled locally; we were paid either by check from Apex (when we were paid) or by Wells Fargo transfer.
The team itself didn't seem to be benefitting from my sales efforts.
BTW, only 60K was cash, the rest was in trade.