Conflicting information arose in the aftermath of Monday’s hearing in the case involving Tony Romo’s fantasy football convention regarding whether Rob Gronkowski’s recent cruise is under investigation by the league. Here’s the short-answer effort to harmonize the reports: Gronkowski’s cruise was under investigation, but the league found no violation of the gambling policy.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy tells PFT that the lawyer representing the league at the hearing made reference to testimony in Romo’s case that the NFL had informed the league and Gronkowski’s agent that the trip was being reviewed under the gambling policy. (The testimony, per a source with knowledge of the litigation, came from NFL executive Adolpho Birch.)
According to McCarthy, the league found no violation of the gambling policy.
Romo’s National Fantasy Football Convention recently made Gronkowksi’s cruise an issue in the litigation by pointing to the fact that the boat had a casino. Romo’s group contends that the NFL shut down the fantasy football convention because it was being held at a convention center owned by a Las Vegas casino.
The lawsuit pointed to other alleged inconsistencies regarding the application of the gambling policy. However, a judge granted the league’s motion for summary judgment on all but two of the claims. Romo’s group will appeal.