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Tony Romo's convention finally to make debut after disastrous battle with NFL

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Two times in two years, Tony Romo’s fantasy football convention has been canceled after clashing with the NFL over gambling and sponsorship disputes. 

In 2015, nearly 100 NFL players were scheduled to attend Romo’s National Fantasy Football Convention in Las Vegas before the NFL stepped in and banned players from attending because it was being held at a casino property. The event was canceled in result.

In 2016, Romo’s company tried to move the event to Pasadena, Calif., partly because “there wasn’t a casino that close to it,” said Andy Alberth, who co-owns the event along with his cousin, Romo, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback.

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But the NFL stepped in again, this time because of an issue the league had with the event’s headline sponsor, EA Sports. As a result, the company said it had to pull the plug in 2016, putting its future in doubt until it decided…

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