HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Major League Football said Saturday that Jerry Craig has committed to become majority shareholder and president/CEO of the developmental league set to begin play next spring.

Craig is president and CEO of Compass Creek Capital in Huntington Beach. His wife, Kris Craig, a Compass Creek co-owner and MLF partner, will serve as chief marketing officer.

Originally set to open play last spring, MLF postponed its debut when a major investor backed out.

The league will have eight franchises, with Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama, being considered along with Little Rock, Arkansas; Round Rock, Texas; Canton, Ohio; Memphis, Tennessee; Salt Lake City; Portland, Oregon; Denton, Texas; Shreveport, Louisiana; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a city in Florida.

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