Black owned and operated start up, The Independent Professional League, held its Invite Only Black Tie Gala at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The fledging league, set to launch in 2023, used the Gala to announce the owners of the franchises of the 32 team league.
The Indie Pro Football League (IPFL) partnered with 32 former NFL Legends who will own and operate their own team located in various cities throughout the country. Teams are owned by former NFL stars such as Andre Rison, Brian Mitchell, JaMarcus Russell, Rod Gardner, Daunte Culpepper, Michael Westbrook, Charlie Garner, Seth Joyner, and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp. Many of these stars were at the Gala and were very excited about the launch of the league as they were called one by one on stage to accept their league franchise certificates. The smack talking already started that night.
Former Atlanta Falcon star and Commissioner of the IPFL, Jamal Anderson stated that the league will change the face of football and will provide opportunities for many players from the age of 8 years old on up by having divisions from Youth, to Teen, to Adults.
Checkout the video from the League Commissioner Jamal Anderson
The IPFL was founded and developed by Shedrick R. Perro as a part of the Association of Independent Sports which will provide a platform for amateur athletes to earn income and to be also seen on globally televised games. "This league is black owned and operated from the top on down and we are very excited about it!!" Stated Executive Vice President Ejay Mathews.
For more information checkout their website www.indieprofootball.com