Former XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck had filed a lawsuit towards Vince McMahon, the ex-owner of the XFL, for wrongful termination.
Luck states that he was fired with out trigger and underneath the phrases of his contract he’s owed his pay for the remaining three years on the contract, which has a private assure hooked up to it by McMahon. Luck needs greater than $23 million of his contract along with damages and lawyer charges.
USA At this time reported Friday that McMahon has countersued Luck for almost $600,000. He did so on Thursday in Connecticut federal courtroom. The WWE Chairman states Luck defied his orders relating to his league personnel choices and luck was derelict in his duties when the pandemic hit in March.
The large level for McMahon was Luck’s choices on particular gamers that defied McMahon’s edict that they’re “high quality soccer gamers with good character.” One of many gamers listed is Antonio Callaway attributable to his historical past of being out of the NFL over a substance-abuse violation and a previous suspension attributable to bank card fraud.
Callaway was introduced into the XFL and signed by Tampa Bay. He by no means performed a recreation attributable to damage however remains to be owed $120,000 as a signing bonus along with employee’s compensation.
The $572,792.10 that McMahon goes after is to cowl Callaway’s contract and employee’s comp along with Luck’s compensation from March 14th by way of April ninth.
The next was famous within the go well with: “Luck knowingly and intentionally deceived me – repeatedly – all through the Callaway scenario, which made me query whether or not I may proceed to belief Luck to be the commissioner and CEO of the XFL.”
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