Arena Football League folds Las Vegas, New Orleans teams
LAS VEGAS - The Arena Football League has folded franchises in Las Vegas and New Orleans.
A league announcement Sunday says the Las Vegas Outlaws and New Orleans VooDoo organizations had ceased operations immediately. The decision leaves the league with 10 teams.
The league board removed the Las Vegas team from postseason play after a 5-12-1 season, and moved the 5-13-0 Portland Thunder into the playoffs against the 17-1-0 San Jose Sabercats on Friday. New Orleans went 3-14-1.
The league says Las Vegas and New Orleans players under continuing contracts with either team would be reassigned during the offseason.
A message left Monday with the league office in Des Plaines, Illinois, wasn't immediately returned.
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