Paul Pelosi, husband of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, is having trouble meeting payroll for his United Football League (UFL) franchise, and players on the team are quitting the team after not getting paid for the first two games of the season.
According to CBS 13 Sacramento, players on the Sacramento Mountain Lions, Pelosi’s franchise, Pelosi “issued the first payroll checks Tuesday, but for only $1,000.” But players are owed $3,500 per game.
“We had a meeting yesterday. We tried to hammer out a solution as far as the whole pay situation, things like that. We really didn’t get anything resolved,” one player who quit the team told CBS Sacramento. “I definitely feel like people know what’s going on.”
This is not the first time Pelosi has had trouble meeting payroll.
Last year, his then-head coach Dennis Green sued Pelosi because he was reportedly owed $1.5 million.
The UFL issued a statement about the late paychecks, saying, “We’re continuing to work toward a resolution of the situation.”