NFL Spikes Fantasy Football Convention

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The NFL has halted an inaugural fantasy football convention headed by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo because it would have been held in a Las Vegas casino.

The National Fantasy Football Convention scheduled for July was set to be held in the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and planned to include more than 100 NFL players.

But on Friday, Fox Sports reported that the event would be canceled because of rules prohibiting ties between the NFL and casinos even though no gambling would’ve taken place.

Romo, who was scheduled to lead the event, said on Twitter that he was disappointed with the decision.

NFL policy states that players “may not participate in promotional activities or other appearances in connection with events that are held at or sponsored by casinos.”

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