Breaking: DraftKings, FanDuel to suspend contests on college sports indefinitely in all states in agreement with NCAA. Story filed to ESPN.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) March 31, 2016
The decision was reportedly voluntary on the part of DK and FD. NCAA president Mark Emmert had this to say:
We appreciate and commend DraftKings and FanDuel’s action to stop offering contests involving college, high school and youth sports. This action culminates months of hard work between all parties to reach a place that is good for amateur sports and most importantly, the young people who participate. We will work diligently with our member schools over the coming year to ensure such amateur sports ‘carve outs’ are included in pending states’ legislation.
After this weekends (4/1/16) college basketball games, all collegiate contests will end on both sites.
With countless setbacks to the DFS industry over the past several months, this one comes as the least surprising to our team here at LTFF.
Let's just start fantasy football season already.
For the record, I never actually played football. I have no doubt that I would get crushed running across the middle for a pass, every single time.