Mike Moran, one of the initial investors in the NWHL, is threatening to sue the fledgling league if it does not reimburse the funds he put into its development, according to Excelle Sports.
It is not clear why Moran is suing the NWHL, although those involved, including players, have questioned its management and transparency. Currently, Moran is one of just three known investors that helped form the league.
The NWHL and commissioner Dani Rylan have until Friday to pay the $184,971.10 requested by Moran, or receive a written grant of extension.
"The intentions of the individual who filed it were never about business or recouping finances, but a malicious attack to undermine Dani Rylan and the work of many behind the scenes," the league said in a statement to the Associated Press.
According to a letter sent from Moran’s attorneys, he had previously turned down an offer of $100,000.
Moran was previously listed by the league under the title of chief marketing officer.
Moran or Rylan declined to comment about the situation.