Jets Fan Suing Belichick

Combined Wire Services September 29, 2007 Article tools

A Jets season ticket holder filed a class-action lawsuit Friday against the Patriots and coach Bill Belichick for deceiving customers.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Newark, N.J., by Carl Mayer of Princeton Township, N.J., stems from the Patriots being caught illegally videotaping signals from Jets coaches in New England's 38-14 season-opening win Sept. 9.

"They violated the integrity of the game," Mayer's attorney, Bruce Afran said. "This is a way of punishing Belichick and the Patriots."

Mayer is seeking more than $184 million in damages for Jets ticket holders.

"They were deceiving customers," said Mayer, 48. "You can't deceive customers."