Reports: XFL Suspends League Operations, Employees Terminated
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The XFL suspended day-to-day league operations and terminated all league employees, according to multiple reports.
XFL chief operating officer Jeffery Pollock announced the news via a call on Friday, April 10, according to reports.
“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,” tweeted NFL insider Field Yates.
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.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 10, 2020
XFL reporter Konnor Fulk said that the call “lasted all of 10 minutes.”
The #XFL has suspended its Day to Day operations effective immediately and all team and league employees have been terminated
The statement was read to employees through a conference call by League President Jeffrey Pollack. No questions were taken. Call lasted all of 10 minutes
— Konnor Fulk (@KonnorFulk_XFL) April 10, 2020
NFL reporter Tom Pelissero tweeted that someone used the words “shut down” in regards to the 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'."
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 10, 2020
The football league canceled the remainder of its inaugural season in late March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The COVID-19 pandemic, and the most recent local and state regulations, have left the XFL no choice but to officially cancel the remainder of the 2020 season,” XFL Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck released in a statement on March 20. “This decision has been made with the health and safety of the entire XFL family as our top priority.”