As fans wait for some solid news about the league, ownership sends out little messages, letting everyone know they are indeed hard at work. Tuesday, part-owner Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson sent one of those out via Instagram:
Johnson references current LSU head coach Ed Orgeron as one of his former coaches. He played defensive tackle for the Miami Hurricanes (1990-1994) while Orgeron was on staff there as his position coach, from 1988-1992.
After a number of injuries, and being on the roster while former NFL star Warren Sapp, Johnson’s playing time was cut short. He’s been jokingly quoted as saying,
“I didn’t make it to the NFL because of one man. That’s Warren Sapp. Hands down. There’s a reason why I’m here right now, and it’s because of the grace of God because you’re the best at what you do.”Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
The Rock did have a brief stint with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL, but was released from the practice squad after a few months.
Since professional football didn’t work for Johnson, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps, and become a pro wrestler. Rocky Johnson, Dwayne’s dad, retired from the sport in 1991, and began training his son. We all know how that worked out.
The Rock became part owner of the XFL on August 3rd, after his business manager and ex-wife, Dany Garcia, and business partner Gerry Cardinale from RedBird Capital joined together to buy the league out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy for $15 million.
Earlier last week we heard from Dany via Instagram about her tearing her calf muscle in celebration, and the report of the Zoom call with former and current league employees, so, we are seeing some progress.
Methodical, but serious and steady approach, just like The Rock did with his pro wrestling career.
For the Love of Football.
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