USFL League T-Shirt
What was originally planned as a lower budget spring league, became something else entirely. Big names and personalities bought into the league including Donald Trump who owned the New Jersey Generals and Burt Reynolds, a partial owner of the Tampa Bay Bandits. While some owners stuck to the original plan, huge contracts were soon being thrown around attracting college stars and NFL players. Jim Kelly, Steve Young, Reggie White, Herschel Walker and Doug Flutie were just some of the notable players who joined the USFL.
The league expanded quickly and in 1986 the USFL attempted to move to the fall to compete directly with the NFL. The move was led by Trump, whose plan depended on a lawsuit against the NFL with the hope of a huge settlement or merger. Although the USFL won the lawsuit, it was only awarded $1 and the league was forced to fold. The USFL has a lasting impact today in the form of player salaries, expansion cities, the use of instant replay and 2 point conversions.
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