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Romo refuses to continue battle with NFL over NFFC cancellation but regrets nothing

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) criticized the NFL for its handling of the now-cancelled National Fantasy Football Convention. (Star-Telegram/Max Faulkner)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) criticized the NFL for its handling of the now-cancelled National Fantasy Football Convention. (Star-Telegram/Max Faulkner) Star-Telegram

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went scorched earth on the NFL during several radio interviews Tuesday about the cancellation of the National Fantasy Football Convention, which was set for next month in Las Vegas.

He declined to elaborate on those comments when speaking to the media after OTA practice on Wednesday.

But Romo, who not coincidentally was wearing a blue hat with an NFL logo emblazoned on it, said he has no regrets about what he said and stands behind his comments.

Romo said he had not had any conversations with the NFL before or since the NFFC was canceled because of the league’s objection to it being held at a property connected to a casino.

Romo criticized the timing of the NFL’s concerns, while wondering aloud whether money was at the root of problem. Romo was an investor in the NFFC.

“Yeah, I talked about it yesterday, I think I don’t need to go into much more detail,” Romo said. “I’m sure all the rumors and things that are thrown out there, I’m sure the NFL and NFFC will be able to talk to each other about that stuff. I said everything I was going to say. I said what I thought.”

Romo said he was aware of a snarky tweet at him from the official NFL twitter account that was quickly taken down.

“Yeah, someone showed me about it,” Romo said. “Obviously when someone takes it down after nine minutes, it tells you probably all you need to know.”

Tight end Jason Witten was among 100 NFL players set to participate in the NFFC. He said Romo’s frustration was obvious.

“I think the disappointment for Tony is that there was a lot of time and energy he put into it,” Witten said. “To come out this late in the game, it’s probably disappointing for him. As he’s already said, maybe it could’ve been handled a little bit differently.”

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