The XFL to return in 2020

The XFL to return in 2020

So, one might think this rule would automatically exclude unemployed national anthem protest inventor Colin Kaepernick from joining the new league.

The XFL was launched originally in 1999 in a failed bid to be that competitor. It was announced that this time around the XFL won't use the tricks they tried last time in order to be successful.

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"We will present a shorter, faster-paced, family-friendly and easier to understand game", McMahon said.

The selection of cities will take place over the coming months, and a mix of major and mid-major markets in all regions of the US are possibilities.

McMahon says he will have an open forum for fans to contribute ideas to the new league. McMahon will continue as WWE Chairman & CEO. "Everybody laughed when the XFL first said, 'we are going to have an X camera to cover the action, '" he said. It failed nearly immediately, and if McMahon is to succeed this time around, he's going to have to show he's learned from his mistakes.

The original XFL simply would not be deemed acceptable 17 years on.

The players' salary structure is still in development, but players will be paid to play and paid more to win.

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Page", Stephen Boyd, the assistant attorney general for legislative affairs at the Justice Department, wrote to Sen. But now we can only speculate what level of misconduct occurred after President Trump took office.

But perhaps most importantly, player safety will need to be better protected this time around.

Fun as it might have been, the great downfall of the first edition of the XFL was simple: talent.

Since then, the National Football League has acknowledged a link between head blows and brain disease, and agreed in 2015 to a $1 billion settlement with former players.

All things told, it appears it will be a 12-week season. It sounds as though they will be.

So with all of that being said, here are 5 important things you need to know about the XFL.

Ed Maylon at the London Telegraph slammed the league as the "NFL for Trump supporters" and the far-left Guardian of London sneered the XFL was "the flawless exponent of Trump's America".

The XFL is like when the new and young quarterback shows up in camp.

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