April 10, 2020
The XFL’s second chance didn’t last as long as expected. On a call today with COO Jeffery Pollock, XFL employees were just informed that the league is suspending operations and all employees have been laid off. Another sport impacted further by the current COVID-19 crisis.
It’s unclear whether this means the XFL is going away for good (again), or if the league is temporarily shutting down operations while the coronavirus prevents the league from operating as normal.
The move may have been prompted by the news that a player on the Seattle Dragons tested positive for the virus. With the season canceled, XFL players are allowed to sign contracts in the NFL. A few have already joined new teams.