In just a year Mötley Crüe vocalist Vince Neil got himself an AFL team, and now it’s all gone. The Commissioner of the AFL has basically told the ownership groups of the Las Vegas Outlaws (along with the New Orleans VooDoo) to not, “go away mad, just go away.”
Said AFL Commissioner Scott C. Butera in a statement:
“I came in with the intention of shoring up the AFL’s financial growth and positive steps have been taken over the past year. AFL ownership requires significant financial commitment and operational expertise. We’re excited about moving forward with members who share the same vision. We appreciate the efforts that have been made to keep Arena Football viable in each of these high quality sports markets and have begun fielding inquiries from other interested parties. Our new direction has a supreme commitment to putting the right people in place with all of our teams and we’re making the proper strides in getting that done.”
Even with Mötley Crüe being on their Final Tour ever, Vince Neil has at least found some time to Tweet about his (now former) team (see below). The L.A. KISS, owned in part by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, finished behind the 5-9 Outlaws this year, with a record of 3-11.