XFL shuts down remainder of regular season, players will be paid their full base pay and benefits

The XFL announced that the remainder of the 2020 season is cancelled but they are committed to playing a full season in 2021.

The relaunched XFL football league will not be continuing on with their 2020 season. The league made the official announcement that the remainder of the regular season is being shut down but all players will be paid their full base pay and benefits for the 2020 regular season.

“Currently, the XFL will not be playing its regular season games. However, all players will be paid their base pay and benefits for the 2020 regular season. All XFL ticket holders will be issued refunds and or credit towards future games. The XFL is committed to playing a full season in 2021 and future years.”

The XFL was heading into week six of their season this weekend. There was no mention of the championship game that was/is scheduled to take place in Houston, Texas. In the Eastern conference of the league, St. Louis, New York and the DC Defenders were tied for first place with 3-2 records. In the west, the Houston Roughnecks led the conference with a 5-0 record.

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon announced the relaunch of the XFL in January of 2018 and two years later, the league returned and is being spearheaded by Oliver Luck, father of retired NFL QB Andrew Luck. The XFL was featured on ESPN, FOX networks and ABC.

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