Jets fan can’t beat Patriots in court

Spygate” felt like a federal case when it was uncovered in 2007. Who knew that one litigious Jets fan actually made it one — and nearly took it to the Supreme Court:

Carl Mayer, a lawyer in Princeton, N.J., known for filing legal actions against New Jersey politicians, is a Jets season ticket-holder. He wanted millions of dollars from the Patriots and (Bill) Belichick, claiming they deceived customers by secretly videotaping Jets coaches’ in-game signals. His lawsuit claimed fans spent large sums to see games that were essentially rigged.

The suit alleged that the Patriots taped the Jets’ signals in their twice-yearly contests for seven years, and sought triple damages for Jets fans based on a rough average of $100 a ticket. Mayer sought $185 million in damages for Jets fans alone.

The Patriots were caught taping signals at the Jets’ 2007 home opener in Giants Stadium, a game New England won 38-14.

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