Recently retired Tony Romo, player for the Dallas Cowboys, is trying to convince lawmakers to legalise DFS in Texas.
US.- Tony Romo has announced his decision to retire from the NFL just a few months back and is now advocating for DFS legalisation in Texas. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback was honored by the state’s Legislature last week and reportedly held several meetings with lawmakers about fantasy sports regulation.
Romo had existing ties to fantasy football as he announced in 2015 that he’d be hosting the National Fantasy Football Convention (NFFC) at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. However, the NFL reportedly sabotaged the event since it was being held in a facility connected to a gambling venue. A leage spokesman said: “Players and NFL personnel may not participate in promotional activities or other appearances in connection with events that are held at or sponsored by casinos.”
There was a second attempt to organise the NFFC in 2016, but the NFL had its way one again. However, the convention organisers decided to take this issue to court: 2015 case went nowhere but 2016’s is going to trial in November.
This year, another NFFC has been announced and will take place in July in Dallas at the same time as Romo advocates for DFS legalisation as reported by flushdraw.net. There’s currently two bills at the Texas Legislature (one at each chamber) and the one at the House is sponsored by Richard Raymond, same Representative that sponsored honors for former Dallas quarterback. Said link has raised some speculation around possible “sweet talking” from Romo that could help push that bill.