Charlotte NC The American Arena League wants to welcome three NFL players who are joining Owner/Coach Ervin Bryson as owners of the American Arena League Charlotte team; Thomas Davis (Carolina Panthers & San Diego Chargers), Ted Ginn Jr (Carolina Panther & New Orleans Saints) and Frank Garcia (Carolina Panthers). The AAL is also excited that successful Charlotte businessman Joe Maus is also joining the ownership group. The group has announced the team has changed its name to the Charlotte Thunder.