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DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo tells 105.3 The Fan’s Ben & Skin show the NFL pulled the rug from under his National Fantasy Football Convention that was set for next month in Las Vegas – because players aren’t allowed to participate in events at casinos.

“I thought we put something together that had a great opportunity for the fans to meet up with the players from the National Football League – obviously the NFL didn’t see it that way,” said Romo.

Romo says the fans who planned to attend the convention are the biggest losers (with booking travel, hotels, taking time off work) and also wonders if the NFL wasn’t happy that it wasn’t getting a cut of the money.

“We didn’t realize the NFL had trouble with the venue.” Romo said referring to the convention being held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. “We had plenty of people from the NFL working this event from early on. The NFL ended up outlawing employees, this week, from the event.”

Romo biggest shock came from the league not communicating directly with him, one of the key organizers of the event.

“They could have called me, my agency or the NFFC – any one of which would have handled the logistical issues.” said Romo.

“At any point they could have called me, and we would have changed the venue,” said Romo. Instead he accuses of NFL of getting the NFLPA involved ‘to do their dirty work,’ to remind those involved that players “may not participate in promotional activities or other appearances at or in connection with events that are held at or sponsored by casinos.”

Listen to the full interview here:

Not long after the interview on 105.3 The Fan – the NFL turned snarky by tweeting a picture of Romo with the caption “Hi Tony.”


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