Judge tosses part of Tony Romo fantasy-football suit against NFL – Dallas Morning News (blog)

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo cheers on the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of play at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Friday, November 13, 2015. Dallas Mavericks defeated the 90-82. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News)

Tony Romo, who’s part owner in the Fan Expo, and his partners are asking for more than $1 million from the NFL for the canceled National Fantasy Football Convention, originally scheduled for last July in Las Vegas. (Vernon Bryant/Staff Photographer)

Updated at 12:41 p.m.: Revised to reflect that the judge has thrown out part of the suit, according to reports, but Tony Romo’s attorney says other pieces of the case, including a claim of breach of contract, can proceed.

KXAS-TV (NBC5) reports:

A company partly owned by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is taking on the National Football League in a Dallas County courtroom Monday.

The judge in the case has announced that he has rejected part of the lawsuit, but an attorney for the plaintiffs says that claims, including breach of contract, can proceed.

Fan Expo LLC has sued the NFL, arguing that the league intimidated players, including Romo, who were set to appear at a fantasy football event last summer in Las Vegas.

But the NFL said any player who appeared at the event would violate league policy because the convention was going to be on a casino property.

Read NBC5′s full report here.