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The Tony Romo-led fantasy football convention has been cancelled

The NFL frowned on Tony Romo’s Fantasy league convention.
The NFL frowned on Tony Romo’s Fantasy league convention. Star-Telegram

The Tony Romo-backed National Fantasy Football Convention, set for July 10-12 in Las Vegas, has been cancelled.

The Cowboys quarterback confirmed as much via Twitter on Friday.

"NFL has canceled our fantasy football convention this year in Vegas and that is disappointing. I'm sad for the fans and players," tweeted Romo.

The cancellation was also confirmed via a release on the NFFC website: "This is a direct result of sudden and unexpected opposition taken by the NFL concerning player participation and their perceived association with gambling for an event in Las Vegas.

"We could not be more shocked and disappointed by the events of the past few days, and we want to extend our sincerest apologies for any inconveniences, frustrations and disappointment this will undoubtedly cause.’’

According to Fox Sports, the event was cancelled because of the NFL’s concerns about its connection to a casino.

The event was scheduled to take place at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Roughly 100 NFL players were slated to participate in the NFFC, including Romo and Cowboys teammates Dez Bryant and Jason Witten.

The NFFC plans to stage the event in July 16 in Los Angeles.