Champions Indoor Football (CIF) has filed a lawsuit against the Bloomington Edge and West Michigan Ironmen, two former league teams, for breach of contract, according to KMEG (Sioux City, IA).
Both Bloomington and West Michigan had signed contracts to play in the CIF in 2018 shortly after the 2017 season ended. However, later on, both teams left to join the Indoor Football League (IFL). Now, the CIF has requested that neither team can play in the IFL in 2018. A hearing is scheduled for next Tuesday in Woodbury County Court.
Should the request be granted, there will only be six teams - the Arizona Rattlers, Sioux Falls Storm, Iowa Barnstormers, Nebraska Danger, Cedar Rapids Titans and Green Bay Blizzard - playing the league’s 10th season. The season is set to kick off in just over a month, so there is not much time left for the court to make a ruling.