Romo’s fantasy football convention secures TRO against NFL


Advantage Romo. At least for now.

A Texas judge has issued a Temporary Restraining Order preventing the NFL from “contacting, by phone, email or otherwise, any past or present [National Fantasy Football Convention] sponsor or attendee in regard to the 2016 NFFC event, or attempting to interfere, in any way, with the 2016 NFFC event, and from taking any other action that would in any way harm the 2016 event.”

The order expires in 14 days. The NFL has been ordered to appear in court on May 11 to “show cause, if any exist, why a temporary injunction should not be issued against” the NFL.

The outcome doesn’t constitute a ruling that the NFL was interfering with the National Fantasy Football Convention. It simply prevents the NFL from doing anything that may amount to interference, pending further proceedings.

The convention, arranged in part by Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, was scheduled to happen last year in Las Vegas. The case arises from a claim that the league improperly shut down the event because it was going to be held on property owned by a casino, even though no gambling happens on the property.

Still, it’s a win for Romo. While it may be short-lived, it’s still a win.

14 responses to “Romo’s fantasy football convention secures TRO against NFL

  1. The nfl is out of control with what it thinks it can control and this problem has gotten 100 times worse since goodell got involved

  2. With the Cowboys record since Romo has been the starter, he may be better served by concentrating on staying healthy and real football.

  3. the NFL is clearly wrong in this case and simply trying to stifle competition to it in fantasy football…

    some things are exceedingly clear, and this is one of them

  4. I hope Romo/Dallas gets screwed over and suspended just so we have something else to discuss. That and watching JJones go ballistic.

  5. I just don’t see any recourse for the NFL to stop it. In fact, I am not really sure that I see why they wouldn’t want to join in and make it successful and profitable in the future….

  6. flamethrower101 says:
    Apr 27, 2016 7:08 PM
    Oh look, another federal judge telling the NFL “no.”

    The NFL feels like that one creeper guy that doesn’t have “no” in their vocabulary.

    Federal? I must have missed that part of this article. Generally, “a Texas judge” would be read as a state judge.

  7. It’s all about money. The league interfered last year because they weren’t profiting from the event. So romo went double birds this year. Good for him

  8. Or the NFL can suspend any player participating for actions detrimental to the league and ask Tom Brady about how well his fight in court is going. At this point in time, if Goodell declares anything is counter to the good of the NFL, he can act independently and decisively and there is absolutely nothing the NFLPA can do about because the precedent was already set. Anyone hoping for a Brady resurgence, there is no way the court system allows an appeal with everything else they have to deal with. Having the 2nd court sit en banc isn’t occurring and definitely the supreme court doesn’t care. So until the NFLPA gives up something good (like 18 game season, expanded playoffs, team in London, or all) they won’t be able to get Goodell to get off the power he has been granted by the CBA. Happy Negotiating.

  9. I think that it is pretty clear that Tony Romo more probably than not is aware that gambling occurs in Las Vegas and while he may not have been directly involved with that gambling, his awareness and inaction makes him part of the scheme.

    Four game suspension, loss of first round draft pick, and a $1 million fine.

  10. National Fantasy Football player, Tony “stat boy” Romo playing National Fantasy Football League Commissioner. I wonder how much money he will make.

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