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Major League Football Announces Broadcast Deal with American Sports Network to Televise Games

(Lakewood Ranch, FL) Major League Football, Inc. (MLFB), a new, professional spring-football league scheduled to kick off in 2016, today announced a Two-Year Television contract with American Sports Network, a division of Sinclair Networks Group, which is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. The deal includes broadcasting all regular season and post-season games in both 2016 and 2017 for MLFB’s new professional spring football league.

The Two-Year broadcasting deal between ASN and MLFB includes broadcasting all 40 Regular Season games and all Post Season games for Major League Football in 2016. In year two, with the anticipated expansion teams growing from eight to twelve franchises, ASN and MLFB will provide football fans with the ability to view every single regular season and post season game on multiple television outlets and digital media platforms for the next two MLFB seasons.

“Since the onset of negotiations began with American Sports Network, we have strived to give fans of Major League Football the avenue to watch each of our games this season and in 2017,” said Rick Smith, Major League Football COO. “ASN with their affiliation and content distribution capabilities within Sinclair Broadcast Group and numerous cable and multiple satellite providers, will provide MLFB fans the ability to enjoy football broadcasts in the spring in the same manner as they do in the fall and winter months viewing professional football throughout the country.”

“We are excited to partner with this new venture that is the Major League Football League,” said Bill Lutzen, Vice President and General Manager of ASN. “With this partnership, we continue to enhance our product offering, and provide relevant, high quality live sports events for football fans throughout our Sinclair footprint. We look forward to working together with the MLFB to help promote and distribute their product in a high-quality manner.”

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Herm Edwards Joins Major League Football as Senior Advisor to the League and Management Team

(Lakewood Ranch, FL) Major League Football, Inc. a new, professional spring-football league scheduled to kick off in 2016, today announced former NFL head coach and current ESPN NFL analyst, Mr. Herm Edwards, has joined Major League Football as the League’s and Management Team’s Senior Advisor.

“As a past player and longtime football professional, coach and now commentator, Herm is a very welcome addition to as an advisor to our team,” said Wes Chandler, President of Major League Football. “In playing against Herm Edwards in the NFL and working with him over the years coaching young football athletes, I am personally honored to have him with us. I speak for the entire management team on the benefits of having Herm’s experience, coaching, managerial skills and his well-known enthusiasm for the sport advising our organization on and off the gridiron. Herm’s football knowledge as a commentator and his skills as communicator to our players, staff, coaches and fans is a tremendous asset.”

Herm Edwards will serve as the Company’s and League’s Senior Advisor to provide advisement and consultation to members of the Company’s management. In particular, Mr. Edwards will provide guidance on the League’s player development and mentorship to athletes. Mr. Edwards will also attend MLFB games and support other league activities during the length of his initial agreement with Major League Football.

“I am excited to help Major League Football as I believe in their mission to give players and coaches more opportunities to develop their football and character skills with the hopes of continuing to play at the next level,” said Edwards. “I’ve known Wes Chandler for a long time and see the value and importance in what he and his staff are trying to build. At the end of the day, I see myself as an ambassador to the game of football and this is another opportunity to contribute to the sport and positively influence the lives of young men.”

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About Herm Edwards
As a standout performer for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1977-1985, Edwards came to prominence by a singular play that would ultimately define his NFL career. With his team trailing 17-12 against the New York Giants with just a few seconds reaming on the clock, Edwards scooped up a fumble by veteran running back, Larry Csonka and waltzed into the end zone for the game winning touchdown in what has been tabbed, “The Miracle in the Meadowlands.” Of course Herm Edwards had a very successful career as a scout, assistant coach and head coach in the NFL with the New York Jets from 2001-2005 and the Kansas City Chiefs from 2006-2008. Since he left coaching, Herm Edwards has been a staple on ESPN Television and ESPN Radio offering his unique insight into the game of professional football. Mr. Edwards was also one of the first recipients of the NFL’s ‘Minority Coaching Program’ that gave former NFL players the opportunity to develop their coaching skills at the NFL level. He also very active in the Monterey County, CA community where he lives through the Herm Edwards Youth Foundation. In 2013, Herm was named as the Walter Camp Man of the Year for his numerous contributions to the game of football.

About Major League Football

Major League Football Inc. is a publicly traded, professional spring football league. MLFB is dedicated to creating an innovative, accessible, and fan-owned game, which is scheduled to kick off in 2016. MLFB’s strategically placed spring / summer season will fill a critical need for outdoor football at that time of the year when sports content is in high demand. The league’s teams will focus on emerging markets in select US cities in order to grow the overall popularity of the sport.
For more information about Major League Football, please visit http://www.mlfb.com.

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