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Pittsburgh Power Fined $100,000 for Salary Violations

(10/14) The Pittsburgh Power made the jump last season from a 4-14 team to a 15-3 team. If they are going to be making a jump in the right direction this year, they're going to have to do so with peering eyes watching their every move. The Power have been fined by the Arena Football League a total of $100,000 for three separate incidents in violating the salary structure for coaches and players....

Ex-Rush Arena Football team owner arrested on federal fraud charges
Chicago Tribune

The former owner of the defunct Chicago Rush Arena Football League team was arrested Monday on charges he concealed assets from creditors and overstated his net worth in purchasing and operating the indoor team last year.

The AFL has no one to blame but themselves
The Sports Crave

When Scott Butera was named the AFLs new commissioner in September, the future could not have been brighter for the Arena Football League.

Power out: Arena football franchise folds
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Power, a member of the Arena Football League, announced Monday that it will cease operations after four seasons of existence.

Pittsburgh Power Cease Operations
Pittsburgh Power Press Release

Despite showing franchise highs in season ticket and sponsorship sales throughout the off-season, the Pittsburgh Power will cease operations. “We would like to thank the city of Pittsburgh and the Power fan base for their support.



Power fold for now; AFL remains hopeful of keeping franchise viable
Tribune-Review

Shortly after Power CEO, co-owner and chairman Matt Shaner issued a news release Monday stating the Arena Football League team will cease operations, minority owners said they were willing to work with league commissioner Scott C. Butera in an attempt to save the franchise.

ArenaFan Response to League Statement on Pittsburgh Power
ArenaFan.com Press Release

On Tuesday, October 14th, ArenaFan released a story entitled, "Pittsburgh Power Fined $100,000 for Salary Violations". The Arena Football League made a statement later in the day classifying a story on the Power to be "false and misleading to those who follow our sport."

College Football To Kick Off In China: Lead Up to First Pro League
AFL China Press Release

For the first time in history, intercollegiate American-style football will kick off in China next week. Six teams from Chinese universities will play in a round-robin tournament in Beijing on October 15-18 as part of the nation’s Sports Festival.

Pittsburgh Power Fined $100,000 for Salary Violations
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Pittsburgh Power made the jump last season from a 4-14 team to a 15-3 team. If they are going to be making a jump in the right direction this year, they're going to have to do so with peering eyes watching their every move. The Power have been fined by the Arena Football League a total of $100,000 for three separate incidents in violating the salary structure for coaches and players.

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At a Glance
Record Ovr Home Away
  15-3 8-1 7-2
Last Game Sun Aug 3
  Loss @ORL 48-56
Next Game None scheduled
       
Head Coach
Position is currently vacant
Schedule
Date Opp Time (ET)
Jul 7 @ New Orleans W 48-43
Jul 19 @ Iowa W 59-56
Jul 26   Philadelphia W 64-34
Aug 3 @ Orlando L 48-56
Complete Schedule
Standings
Eastern Division W L PF PA
Cleveland17 1 991 782
Pittsburgh15 3 1015 778
Philadelphia9 9 1021 949
Iowa6 12 848 1046
Complete Standings
Transactions
HANK EDWARDS WR - Placing on League Suspension
Complete Transactions
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