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Jets Fan Sues Belichick and Patriots for $184 Million

A Jets season-ticket holder has filed a class-action lawsuit against the New England Patriots and their head coach Bill Belichick for “deceiving customers.”  The lawsuit claims that by videotaping signals and violating league rules, the Patriots also violated the integrity of the game thus deceiving customers.

Carl Mayer of Princeton, N.J. is seeking more than $184 million in damages for Jets ticket holders.  He claims that Jets ticket holders should be compensated for all games played in Giants Stadium between the Jets and Patriots since Belichick became coach in 2000.  Jets fans paid a total of $61.6 million to watch the eight “fraudulent” games and would be due 3 times that amount according to New Jersey and Federal law, if successful in the case against the Patriots.

Meyer told SI.com, “How many times have the Patriots done this? We find it hard to believe they did it just once.  We just want to get to the truth of the matter of what the Patriots did to the Jets.  I think the ticket holders are genuinely concerned about it.  This is a type of misrepresentation.”  Meyer went on to say, “Having been a lifelong
Jets fan, as soon as I heard this, I was completely outraged.  The NFL just slapped them on the wrist.  I’m a consumer lawyer, and this is consumer fraud.”

The Patriots have refused to comment on the case.


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