New Details Emerge On The Structure Of The XFL

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Oliver Luck, XFL Commissioner appeared on WFAN Radio yesterday. During his appearance, several new details about the upcoming revived Football League were confirmed, including salaries and potential TV partners:

(h/t: PWInsider)

  • Although there is nostalgic fondness, nicknames like He Hate Me is something Luck wants to move away from
  • Vince is 100% owner. Luck is simply in an authoritative position
  • Head coaches will all make the same salary: $500,000
  • Top players can make up to $250,000, with the possibility of bonuses to teams for winning games (similar to the original XFL)
  •  Vince has a minority stake in Draft Kings and the tentative plan is to encourage legalized gambling on the games and do fantasy on the XFL through Draft Kings
  • There will be drug testing for PEDs

Regarding TV, the plan is to announce TV next week and head coaches during the spring. CBS, NFL Network, and Turner-owned networks are not options because they have a relationship with the competitor league, the Charlie Ebersol owned AAF, which starts next week.

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