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Former XFL Commish Faces Suit for Portion of ‘Excessive’ Compensation

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A bankruptcy plan administrator in charge of what’s left of the XFL has sued former commissioner Oliver Luck for a portion of the $11 million he received during his time at the league, which launched in 2018.

The lawsuit claims Luck violated his contract, and his performance was “woefully inadequate.”

“He failed to exercise proper business judgment; failed to comply with league policies; failed to comply with the XFL Employee Handbook; failed to attend meetings; disclosed confidential information without proper authorization; and effectively abandoned his responsibilities when faced with the COVID crisis,” plan administrator Peter Hurwitz wrote.

Luck, the father of former Colts QB Andrew Luck, was a quarterback for the Houston Oilers from 1982-86 and a sports executive since 1991. On April 11, the suit was filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Luck previously sued XFL founder Vince McMahon for the $22.8 million left on his contract when the league filed for bankruptcy and shut down during the pandemic. 

That suit, which was filed two years ago, remains ongoing.

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