AFL continues its rock-star affiliation

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Maybe Bon Jovi should have stuck with the AFL.

As the Arena Football League tries to become a rock-star outfit, more and more outfits are becoming owned by rock stars.

Last year, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS purchased an expansion franchise in L.A.  This year, Vince Neil of Motley Crüe will own a new team that will be placed in Las Vegas.  The team will be known as the Outlaws.

“The opportunity came up to bring a franchise to Las Vegas and that’s where I’m from,” Neil said in a press release.  “Every guy wants to be an ‘outlaw’, so why not give them the Outlaws?”

Two other AFL franchises have played in Las Vegas, including the Gladiators, which moved from New Jersey before moving to Cleveland before qualifying for this year’s Arena Bowl.