The UFL death watch continues.
Already facing a lawsuit from Mark Cuban for repayment of a $5 million loan and a lawsuit from a Sacramento P.R. firm for unpaid fees, the three-year-old pro football league faces another claim based on an alleged failure to satisfy its financial obligations.
Erich Spivey of Good Morning Jacksonville reports that the Mayo Clinic has accused the UFL of failing to pay medical bills. The lawsuit, filed last month, claims that the UFL has $224,500 in pending charges, including $191,000 for player physicals, $23,536 for radiology services, and $10,000 for an advisor fee. The lawsuit alleges that more than $95,000 has not been paid since July 2010.
“Payments are being made to vendors and there will be a 2011 season,” UFL spokesman Michael Preston told GMJ. “The owners and investors are committed to us going ahead this season.”
It’s hard to believe that the UFL can proceed without making significant changes, even if only for P.R. purposes. Indeed, we can’t imagine Commissioner Michael Huyghue (pictured) lasting much longer on the job.