One month after cancelling the remainder of its return season, the XFL has laid off its employees and suspended league operations.
The XFL held a conference call Friday morning where all employees were told about the league suspending operations, according to NFL Network and ESPN.
After canceling the remainder of its season last month because of the coronavirus pandemic, but promising to be back in 2021, the upstart league backed by WWE has left its future in doubt.
The NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported one employee described "the word they used was 'shut down.'" Reporter Mike Garafolo added that XFL employees are being paid through Sunday and a source on the call told him there was no discussion regarding when operations could restart.
The XFL has yet to officially confirm Friday's developments, but the league's Twitter account seemed to acknowledge it was shutting down.