Home / Articles / Former XFL commissioner Oliver Luck, owner Vince McMahon settle lawsuit - The Athletic

Former XFL commissioner Oliver Luck, owner Vince McMahon settle lawsuit - The Athletic

Luck had been seeking the $22.8 million he alleged was owed to him over the final years of his contract and prior to the XFL shutting down due to the pandemic.

  • Posted on 20th Jun, 2022 22:19 PM
  • 1404 Views
Former XFL commissioner Oliver Luck, owner Vince McMahon settle lawsuit - The Athletic Image

Former XFL commissioner Oliver Luck and former league owner Vince McMahon settled a wrongful termination lawsuit that Luck filed in 2020.

"The parties have amicably resolved this matter, and wish each other well in future endeavors," a statement from Luck’s attorneys at Dobrowksi Stafford LLP reads.

Luck had been seeking the $22.8 million he alleged was owed to him over the final years of his contract and prior to the XFL shutting down due to COVID-19 five weeks into its 10-week inaugural season. McMahon had argued he fired Luck for cause and cited his hiring of wide receiver Antonio Callaway, and accused Luck of essentially abandoning his job in the days after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.

Luck’s lawsuit against McMahon was scheduled for trial next month. Details of the settlement were not disclosed. But McMahon’s case took a blow in February when the judge overseeing the case tossed out all of McMahon’s defenses for not paying Luck other than his hire of Callaway. McMahon alleged Luck hired Callaway against his wishes.

The XFL filed for bankruptcy not long after the shutdown and, in August of that same year, actor and former professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson along with Dany Garcia, his ex-wife and business manager, and their partner RedBird Capital purchased the XFL for $15 million.

The Walt Disney Company and ESPN recently reached an exclusive multiyear agreement to broadcast the XFL’s regular-season and playoff games when the league kicks off again on Feb. 18, 2023, with a 40-game regular-season schedule and three playoff games — two semifinals and a championship matchup.

The games will air on ESPN networks as well as other Disney networks like ABC, FX and ESPN+.

Former XFL commissioner Oliver Luck, owner Vince McMahon settle lawsuit - The Athletic View Story

Latest 20 Post