Pandemic was a source of considerable trouble for the CFL and XFLThe XFL scrapped its 2020 season after five weeks with high attendance numbers in Seattle and St. Louis. Soon afterward, owner Alpha Entertainment and Vince McMahon filed for bankruptcy. An embattled legal battle between McMahon and former commissioner Oliver Luck continues. In a bankruptcy auction, an investment group comprised of Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital Partners, Dwayne “The Rock Johnson, and his ex-wife Dany Garcia bought the league for $15 million. The CFL decided to cancel its 2020 season after failing to secure $30 million in aid from the Canadian government.
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Jake Leonard, a broadcast media and journalism veteran, is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. Leonard is also GM and program director of Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network, wrestling editor and contributing writer for Ambush Sports, a contributing writer for My Sports Vote and Midwest Sports Network, and a former contributor to Bleacher Report and Overtime Heroics. He resides at home in Nokomis, Ill. with his dog Buster.