Columbus Destroyers Cease Operations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--It's one-and-done for the return of the Columbus Destroyers.

The Arena Football League announced on twitter Tuesday that six local operations for the league, including Columbus, have been ordered to close team services and business operations.

The statement Tuesday says the closure is because of a lawsuit brought by an insurance provider, who administered the worker's compensation coverage for the league from 2009 to 2012.

The liabilities in that lawsuit are cited for the league's inability to expand and operate.

The Destroyers returned to the Arena Football League this year, and played their home games at Nationwide Arena. The team originally existed from 2004 to 2009.

The AFL's decision Tuesday also affects franchises in Albany, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlantic City, and Baltimore.

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