Vince McMahon announces return of XFL in 2020Posted: Jan 25, 2018 4:40 PM Updated:
The XFL is making a return to the sports landscape in 2020.
Vince McMahon made the big announcement Thursday saying the league would give the game back to the fans.
"We will present a shorter, faster paced, family friendly and easier to understand game," McMahon said. "Don't get me wrong, it's still football. But it's professional football reimagined."
According to McMahon, there will be no room for personal political issues or players with criminal backgrounds in the XFL.
"I have no idea whether or not President Trump will support this; and let me use this as an opportunity to say that, as far as our league is concerned, it will have nothing to do with politics," McMahon said. "We're there to play football. We want really good football and I think that's what fans want as well."
This time around, McMahon said the XFL will not go after the flash and antics its predecessor did, and focus on the quality of talent on the field.
"Quite frankly, we only had a very short time in the past to put everything together," McMahon said about the older XFL. "We have two years now to really get it right."
The new XFL will feature eight teams with 40-man rosters as well as a 10-week schedule to start with two semi-final games and a championship game.
"In the XFL even if you have a DUI you will not play in the XFL," said McMahon. "If Tim Tebow wants to play, he could very well play."
McMahon and NBC partnered on the original XFL in 2001, but it only lasted one season. NBC is not involved with the new league.
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