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XFL Suspends All Operations, Lays Off All Employees

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According to ESPN reporter Field Yates, the XFL informed all of their employees that they had been laid off and that the league is suspending all operations. This is after their inaugural season was ended prematurely last month due to the coronavirus pandemic. Other reporters used the word ‘shut down,’ which might not be a good sign going forward.

The XFL is planning on paying all their employees through Sunday. No word on when, or if they are planning on resuming operations.

Field Yates from ESPN wrote:

NEWS: 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.

Tom Pelissero on the XFL conference call:

The XFL just held a conference call in which all employees were told the league is suspending operations. Said one: “The word they used was ‘shut down’.

Mike Garafolo from the NFL Network:

Employees are being paid through Sunday. After that, could be curtains. There was no discussion of when operations could restart, source says.