NFL teams ditch daily fantasy sports sponsorships

News on 31 Mar 2017

Yahoo Sports reports that six US National Football League franchises have “severed ties” with daily fantasy sports market leaders DraftKings and FanDuel, raising speculation that the past eighteen months of litigation, bad press regarding unequal competitions and an increased industry focus on over-throwing PASPA may be behind the cancellations.

The teams have been identified as Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Tennessee Titans, all of which have reportedly decided not to renew their marketing contracts with DraftKings, and the Los Angeles Rams, which has made a similar decision regarding its association with FanDuel.

However, NFL franchises still have a strong representation in DFS, with 23 franchises still in marketing partnerships with FanDuel or DraftKings.

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