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The XFL filed for bankruptcy after canceling the rest of its return season last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The league said in an emailed statement that it wasn’t insulated “from the harsh economic impacts and uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 crisis.”

“This is a heartbreaking time for many, including our passionate fans, players and staff, and we are thankful to them, our television partners, and the many Americans who rallied to the XFL for the love of football,” the league said.

The filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware estimates the organization has between $10,000,001 and $50 million in both assets and liabilities.


The XFL also played one season in 2001.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.