NCAA disassociates college sports from daily fantasy games
INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA has decided not to meet with executives from two popular fantasy game websites as part of a plan to distance itself from the industry.
Mark Lewis, the NCAA's executive vice president of championships, informed DraftKings and FanDuel of the decision in a letter sent Tuesday.
Lewis wrote that it would be "inappropriate" to conduct meetings now with investigations at the federal and state level currently underway.
In addition, the letter said, advertising from the sites will be banned during NCAA championships, both on site and on television.
Lewis says the NCAA also is informing referees and other game officials that they are prohibited from participating in paid fantasy sports games.
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