The NFL used to be virtually unbeatable in court. In recent years, that has changed. This week, the league was back to its slam-dunking ways.
Via Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal, a judge in Texas dismissed all remaining claims in the lawsuit filed by Tony Romo’s National Fantasy Football Convention against the NFL.
Kaplan explains that Judge Carl Ginsburg provided no reasoning for the decision to throw out 13 total claims made as a result of the 2015 cancellation of a convention that had been planned for Las Vegas, after the NFL allegedly threatened players scheduled to appear at the convention with suspension due to the fact that the event was scheduled to occur at a convention center owned by a casino.
The group recently scrapped plans to hold a convention in Pasadena, pointing to allegedly ongoing interference by the NFL. It’s unknown whether that will spark separate litigation against the league, whether the event will be rescheduled, or whether it ever actually will occur.