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To create a common draft and to maintain the sanctity of player contracts. Franchises from each of the leagues were drafting the same players and were in bidding wars to secure the player. Players under contract in the NFL were moving to the AFL if better money was available

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Q: Why did the NFL and AFL merge?
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