Mayer v. Belichick rejected by high court
The Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a Jets fan that tried to sue the Patriots over their videotaping scandal.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it won't even review the decision to throw out a lawsuit involving the Patriots 2007 videotaping scandal.
A Jets season ticket holder and Jersey lawyer filed the case wanting millions of dollars claiming the Patriots deceived customers by secretly videotaping Jets coaches signals. He said fans spent large sums to see games that were essentially rigged. Child Please!
The idiot fans that joined this class action suit sought triple damages based on a rough average of $100 per ticket. Mayer (the fan/lawyer) sought $185 million in damages for Jets fans alone.
The Patriots were caught taping signals back in 2007 when they beat the Jets 38-14 in the season opener.
Roger Goodell fined Belichick $500,000 back then and the team $250,000 for that unsportsmanlike incident, and stripped New England of a first-round draft pick. Ouch!
A U.S. District Court judge and a federal appeals panel dismissed Mayer's class-action lawsuit. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Mayer failed to prove any legal right to damages.
The Supreme Court, without comment, refused to reconsider that decision.