December 16th, 2009

Fidelity Controversy Gaining Traction

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

By now, any readers of this site should be quite familiar with the fantasy-related firings at Fidelity, and the issue is really beginning to spread.

- AOL-owned Fleaflicker has put together an online petition to support Cameron Pettigrew, the featured employee in the initial Fort Worth Star-Telegram report. (Thanks to Fanhouse’s Tom Herrera for the link.)

- Andy Behrens of Yahoo! properly cited the fact (as we have) that Fidelity’s treatment of fantasy sports as “gambling” opposes what the federal government has decided.

- Even — which only drops occasional mentions of fantasy (a few more occasions since joining forces with NBC Sports) — has latched on to the story in a post by Rotoworld’s Gregg Rosenthal.

Fidelity, meet backlash. Just imagine what kind of bad press you’d be facing right now if you hadn’t rooted out those four bad guys …