Tampa Bay Vipers defensive tackle Ricky Walker made XFL history Sunday, by becoming the first XFL player to get ejected in the rebooted league. Walker punched New York Guardians center Ian Silberman in the facemask, and officials promptly booted him from the game.
The infraction occurred in the second quarter with the Vipers already trailing 14-0. Sunday’s game was the first for both the Guardians and the Vipers in the rebooted professional football league. There were two games on Saturday in the inaugural weekend.