The Fantasy Football Convention

The National Fantasy Football Convention will not occur for the second consecutive year. In an announcement via Twitter, the convention put the blame solely on the NFL, saying the league’s “blatant and continued interference has fractured beyond recovery our capacity to deliver the unique opportunities the NFFC had intended to provide.”

This year’s convention was set for July 15-17 in Pasadena, California, with players representing every team due to be in attendance to meet with fans and sign autographs while fantasy football experts doled out advice. Last year’s convention which was supposed to take place in Las Vegas was cancelled because the NFL does not allow players to appear in casino’s.

Tony Romo was set to headline the convention before the postponement, as he was in 2015.

“It’s been an uphill battle, considering we are fighting the 800-pound gorilla,” NFFC executive director Andy Alberth said.

In April, the NFFC was granted a temporary restraining order preventing the NFL from contacting sponsors of the event. According to the request, the NFFC felt the league was “harassing” its sponsors and clients in issuing subpoenas seeking information about each company’s role in the 2015 convention. That order expired in May.

The NFFC remains in litigation against the NFL, with no end in sight.

Of course, the NFL has no comment on this matter.

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