Michael Huyghue resigned Tuesday as the commissioner of the United Football League. He had been the UFL's commissioner since the founding of the league, which began play in 2009.
"I am proud of the quality product we were able to put on the field and the overwhelmingly positive fan response," said Huyghue in a press release. "While new professional football leagues have struggled to find a niche historically, I believe the UFL exceeded those other attempts."
Huyghue added that the UFL "has experienced funding issues and at this juncture it seems most prudent that I step aside while the owners work to raise the necessary funds to conduct a fourth season."