Oliver Luck sues Vince McMahon for millions after XFL bankruptcy

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XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck sued XFL owner Vince McMahon.

Luck, through his lawyers, said that he had been wrongfully dismissed in a case that was filed last Thursday in Connecticut, and owed the money he was guaranteed when he signed on to become a commissioner. in May 2018.

Sources say Luck received a $ 20-25 million contract over five years. The contract stipulated that the remaining balance would be due if terminated without reason.

[Read the full lawsuit here]

McMahon has pledged to support his second attempt to create a fledgling football league with hundreds of millions of dollars of his own money. The new XFL lasted 20 games before the league closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Luck, along with other senior executives, was missing from the XFL bankruptcy file on April 13. Luck’s lawsuit notes that he was never registered as a creditor because McMahon’s entity Alpha Entertainment testified to reject numerous management contracts at the same time as the filing. their petition.

Sources say the bankruptcy court approved the rejection of these contracts, which means that Luck’s only recourse was to sue McMahon.

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“McMahon’s motion to dismiss and the response will be interesting from a legal perspective,” said Darren Heitner, sports lawyer and founder of Heitner Legal. “Luck’s contract was not with McMahon personally. Will the court be satisfied that McMahon’s commitment to provide his own money adds personal responsibility? Seems to be a stretch. “

Former XFL coaches Bob Stoops ($ 1.083 million), Marc Trestman ($ 777,777), Jonathan Hayes ($ 633,333) and others ($ 583,333 each) have been entered as creditors in the bankruptcy case of XFL.

When contacted by The Action Network, Luck’s lawyer Paul Dobrowski declined to comment. McMahon could not be reached immediately through a WWE spokesperson.

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