Bloomberg Law
Feb. 7, 2020, 10:45 AM

XFL’s Second Act in Hands of Lawyers, With Three Running Teams

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Wrestling magnate Vince McMahon’s second attempt at professional football returns this weekend with hopes of looking nothing like the original XFL that folded in 2001.

The scantily clad cheerleaders and players with nicknames on the back of their jerseys will be absent Saturday when the Seattle Dragons take on the Defenders at Audi Field for the XFL’s inaugural game in Washington.

But the XFL’s latest iteration will have at least one thing in common with its predecessor: lots of lawyers. Lawyers lead three of the league’s eight teams and XFL commissioner Oliver Luck is a former attorney and NCAA executive. ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.