HARRISBURG -- A group of 78 former United Football League players, including Harrisburg's Danny Lansanah, and team staff members are suing UFL founder and chairman William Hambrecht for millions of dollars.
The league in October cancelled the second half of its 2012 season because of financial problems.
The 78 plaintiffs say in the lawsuit filed in Las Vegas that they haven't received any of the pay agreed upon in their contracts or in signed "personal guarantees" by Hambrecht. The 78 were associated with the Omaha Nighthawks and Las Vegas Locomotives.
Lansanah, a linebacker who recently signed with the New York Jets, had been playing for Las Vegas until the league shut down. He referred all questions to his attorney.
Attorney Andrew Rempfer, who filed the lawsuit, told The Associated Press on Tuesday the group is seeking $2 million to $3 million in back pay, punitive damages and attorney fees.
The league began play in 2009 and included big name coaches like Harrisburg's Dennis Green, Jim Fassel and Dan Reeves.
The AP also left phone and email messages with an attorney representing Hambrecht. Hambrecht also owned the Las Vegas Locos, as well.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this story. Story updated to reflect comments from Lansanah.