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Report: Romo’s fantasy football convention in Las Vegas nixed by NFL

Tony Romo was heading the inaugural National Fantasy Football Covention from July 10-12 in Las Vegas. The convention for fans, seen as a promotion for the NFL, was scrapped by the league because it was being held at a casino-owner property, reports said.
Tony Romo was heading the inaugural National Fantasy Football Covention from July 10-12 in Las Vegas. The convention for fans, seen as a promotion for the NFL, was scrapped by the league because it was being held at a casino-owner property, reports said. Star-Telegram

A fantasy football-themed convention organized by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo that included his teammates Jason Witten and Dez Bryant was canceled because of NFL concerns about its locale, Fox Sports reported.

A source told Fox Sports that the league informed the players’ union that the inaugural National Fantasy Football Convention slated for July 10-12 in Las Vegas would be in violation of NFL rules by being held at a casino property (the Sands Expo) even though there is no gambling at the center itself. The event has been rescheduled in 2016 in Los Angeles. Romo, via Twitter, called the cancellation “disappointing. I’m sad for the fans and players.”

A source told ESPN.com that players could be subject to a fine or suspension if they participated.

Although the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino was to be the host, all sessions were to be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, which doesn’t have on-site gambling.

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