Former XFL Commissioner is suing Vince McMahon for wrongful termination, following the collapse of the spring football league. In a federal lawsuit that was filed in Connecticut last week, Luck claims he was wrongfully terminated by McMahon on April 9, one day before the league formally suspended operations and laid off its employees in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Much of the document filed last week is redacted, and three exhibits that Luck attached to it were all filed under seal. According to the lawsuit, Luck’s employment contract with McMahon came with a separate confidentiality agreement.
The XFL, which kicked off earlier this spring, got off to a promising start before the coronavirus pandemic hit in mid-March, after just five weeks of action. The league first suspended play but expressed hope of a 2021 return, then canceled the season and laid off its employees a few weeks later. The XFL has since filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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