PFT has obtained a copy of the second amended petition filed Monday in a Texas court, and it specifically mentions Gronkowski’s floating party on the high seas. Paragraph 47 states as follows:
“NFL player Rob Gronkowski hosted a party cruise from Miami to the Bahamas on February 19-22, 2016. The four-day party took place on Norwegian Cruise Line, where Gronkowski’s fans and attendees can take full advantage of Norweigan’s famed ‘Casinos at Sea.’ Photos from the booze-cruise show fans gambling at the on-board casino. The NFL specifically knew about the party cruise and its ties to gambling for more than seven months leading up to the event; yet the NFL took no action to either discipline Rob Gronkowski or prevent the event from taking place.”
The NFFC lawsuit claims that the NFL shut down the convention by forcing players and NFL Media employees who had committed to the event to cancel. A hearing on the NFL’s motion for summary judgment will be held on Monday. If the NFL fails to win at the summary-judgment phase, the case will head to trial, absent a settlement.