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XFL Makes Official Decision On 2020 Season

Generic view of the XFL's kickoff.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 15: A general view of the opening kick-off of the XFL game between the DC Defenders and the NY Guardians at Audi Field on February 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

The XFL gave football fans something to watch with the NFL and college football seasons in the rear view.

However, after just a few weeks of play, the XFL was forced to suspend play as the country dealt with serious health concerns. Last week, the XFL announced its decision to suspend play for the time being.

Unfortunately for football fans everywhere, the league will not get the chance to finish its first season since 2001. On Friday afternoon, the league announced it has cancelled the rest of the 2020 campaign.

"...The most recent local and state regulations, have left the XFL no choice but to officially cancel the remainder of the 2020 season," the statement read. "This decision has been made with the health and safety of the entire XFL family as our top priority."

The full release can be seen below.

It's an unfortunate break for the players and coaches who took the field for just a few weeks. Those players seeking to make a name for themselves won't have that chance over the next few weeks.

However, the XFL will reportedly allow players to seek NFL contracts at the start of next week.

That's good news for players like quarterback P.J. Walker, who has already drawn interest from three NFL teams.