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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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Court Dismisses All Of Fantasy Convention's Charges Against NFL

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 29 / 16

A Dallas court threw out all remaining charges brought against the NFL by organizers of a fantasy football convention backed by Cowboys QB Tony Romo . The National Fantasy Football Convention contended the NFL’s last-minute objections to players and NFL Network talent participating scuttled t...

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