Doug Williams to Serve as GM for UFL Team in Norfolk
The yet-to-be-named franchise was granted conditional approval Monday night and won't begin play until the 2011 season. The second season of the UFL is set to get under way in September with five teams: Florida, Hartford, Omaha, Las Vegas and Sacramento.
"For me, it'd be a blessing," Williams, MVP of Super Bowl XXII with the Washington Redskins, told the Newport News' Daily Press. "The only thing I'd ask for is for the community to come and and support their team."
The UFL granted Virginia businessman Jim Speros the expansion franchise. In 1995, Speros owned the Baltimore Stallions, the only U.S.-based team to win a Canadian Football League Grey Cup.
"I am very fortunate to be able to bring a pro football team to the state of Virginia and especially to the Tidewater region," Speros said in a statement. "There is already a lot of football history in this area and I believe Norfolk will become the shining star of the United Football League."