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UFL players wait for their final game checks

George Wrighster

Las Vegas’ George Wrighster (84) runs for a touchdown during their Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, United Football League title game against Florida in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)


When the UFL decided to enforce a transfer fee as to players signed to active NFL rosters, the UFL looked to be trying to raise some potentially easy money.

As it turns out, it’s possible that the UFL needed to do so.

Players were not immediately paid for the last week of the UFL regular season, or for the championship game.

Agent Doug Hendrickson, who represents Omaha quarterback Jeff Garcia and Las Vegas tight end George Wrighster, told us via e-mail on Thursday that his clients still had not yet received their final checks. Hendrickson says the players were told it was a funding issue; another source said that the players were told that their final checks would be held for three weeks to determined if the player had incurred any expenses that needed to be deducted from the final checks.

Per another source who requested anonymity, the payments are being made.

Whether there’s a connection between that development and the influx of money from the transfer fee, which was cut from $150,000 to $25,000, remains to be seen.